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SCI compiles a selection of readings that include themes relevant to our mission. This list ranges from academic works directly addressing the subject of social capital to books on the nature of creativity. We encourage suggestions from our readers!
Bowling Alone - Robert Putnam
Related to SCI Events or Current Projects
Opportunity Equation - Eric Shwarz
Excellent look into closing the opportunity gap for lower-income students by 2015 SCI Idealist and Citizen Schools cofounder Eric Shwarz.
The Art of Possibility - Benjamin Zander
2015 SCI Idealist Ben Zander, Boston Philharmonic conductor and noted teacher and speaker, presents twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors.
Civic Health and the Economy: Making the Connection - Peter Levine and Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg
National Conference on Citizenship (NCOC) study co-authored by Peter Levine, keynote speaker at SCI's 2013 Forum on Social Capital and the Economy.
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks - Nicholas Christakis
The Civically Engaged Reader - Adam Davis and Elizabeth Lynn, editors
Better Together: Restoring the American Community - Robert Putnam
Citizens at the Center: A New Approach to Civic Engagement - The Case Foundation