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Bread & Yoga – Creating Excuses to Have Community

Marcela Xavier opened the Bread & Yoga studio in 2009 in Inwood (Northernmost Manhattan), a neighborhood with many health-conscious individuals, but few wellness-oriented business. While opening a yoga studio in a neighborhood filled with families, actors and performers made business sense, Xavier was actually just looking for an excuse to create community. Xavier finds that[…]

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Building a CHAWsome Community through the Arts

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) Location: Washington, DC Mission: Building community through the arts For Jill Strachan, CHAW’s Executive Director, peace feels like what you have when people are working in community. “A sense of community is an important stepping stone to peace in the world because it increases the understanding we have of others.[…]