Getting Creative

In everyone’s life, there’s a time and place to engage other people, and to engage themselves. Now, that could be anytime and any place! The ultimate learning is the essential understanding of how these sustained connections happen. CommonAction has been teaching these understandings for more than a decade. We have a number of tools, lessonsContinue reading “Getting Creative”

Characteristics of Successful Youth Engagement

Ideally, youth engagement happens throughout communities and across society. Youth programs and youth councils are good; but engaging youth at home and throughout regular community places is great. However, the space is not as important as the characteristics of the community. Working with more than 40 youth engagement practitioners throughout King County for our YouthContinue reading “Characteristics of Successful Youth Engagement”

The Freechild Project Publication Guide

Did you know about all the publications offered by The Freechild Project? For more than a decade we’ve offered a series of publications for free and available on Below is The Freechild Project publication guide, featuring our most popular books and guides! The Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide This guide is an introduction toContinue reading “The Freechild Project Publication Guide”

Coming May 2013: “Inconvenient Youth” by Adam Fletcher

CommonAction is proud to announce Coming May 2013 “Inconvenient Youth: A Guide to Discrimination Against Young People”  by Adam Fletcher, founder of The Freechild Project. Contact us for information, including author booking and appearances, orders, and more. Email Phone (360) 489-9680

CommonAction on Social Media

There are many ways for people to work social media. A lot individuals follow a “Self-As-Brand” model, where an individual persona becomes the marketable aspect of a product or service. Another is the “One Big Name” model, which lumps everything about an individual or organization’s name and all the things they do. One of theContinue reading “CommonAction on Social Media”

Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide

NOW AVAILABLE on AMAZON.COM: The Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide   “This guide is an introduction to youth-driven programming for nonprofits, government agencies, and other youth-serving organizations. The booklet gives a definition and compares approaches, and then provides planning tools, evaluations and assessments, and more. It includes the Ladder of Youth Voice, rubrics for assessingContinue reading “Freechild Project Youth-Driven Programming Guide”

2013 Seattle Service Learning Symposium

Join CommonAction and others for the  2013 SEATTLE SERVICE LEARNING SYMPOSIUM Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 8:00-4:00pm At S.T.E.M. at CLEVELAND High School 5511 15TH Avenue South, Seattle, 98108 You’re Invited!  Join School Staff, Community Partners, and National Service Members for Networking, Exploring Development & Implementation of Service Learning, Youth Engagement, Community-School Partnerships… Agenda Includes… A welcomeContinue reading “2013 Seattle Service Learning Symposium”

2012 CommonAction Summary

With the last weekend of the year upon us, it gives our CommonAction family a chance to take a snapshot of our achievements in 2013, along with the young people, adult allies, and communities we serve! This includes the activities of CommonAction Consulting, The Freechild Project, SoundOut, and Heartspace, our websites, training, technical assistance, speaking,Continue reading “2012 CommonAction Summary”