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"Neto is one of the best community action groups I've ever and all participants are very welcoming, organized, accepting and motivated. The welcoming part really impresses me, you always take time with each participant and allow them to introduce themselves...and you make each person feel valued. Thank you for all of that!"


 – Tammy Moulton

Downloadable Reports

We highly recommend these books which deal with the relationship of social capital to our community, economy and democracy:

  • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, by Robert Putnam

  • Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity, by Francis Fukuyama

  • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, by Francis Fukuyama

  • Political Order and Political Decay, by Francis Fukuyama

  • The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future, by Joseph E. Stiglitz

  • Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, by Nicholas A. Christakis and‎ James H. Fowler

  • The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, by Richard Wilkerson and Kate Pickett

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Picketty

  • Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich, by Kevin Phillips

  • The Careless Society: Community and Its Counterfeits, by John McKnight

  • Ripples from the Zambezi: Passion, Entrepreneurship, and the Rebirth of Local Economies, by Ernesto Sirolli

  • The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong, by Mauricio L. Miller

  • In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development, by Jeffrey Ashe,‎ Kyla Jagger Neilan,‎ Frances Moore Lappé

  • The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods, by John McKnight and Peter Block

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