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Leadership Foundations Podcast

Leadership Foundations is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a monthly podcast entitled City As Playground. Join hosts Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis as they explore the significance of seeing the city as a playground and provide stories from urban practitioners who are employing related strategies. This will be an invaluable resource for helping you engage your city.

You can now subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and automatically receive the latest episodes.

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Leadership Foundations Book


Is the city a playground or a battleground? In the new book, Cities: Playgrounds or Battlegrounds? Leadership Foundations' Fifty-Year Journey of Social and Spiritual Renewal, Dave Hillis argues that the answer to this question will significantly impact how we will live in the 21st century. 

“Key to its (Leadership Foundations) effectiveness is a belief that cities are a gift from God who is actively working through people to connect the resources of faith, civic renewal and incarnational work in neighborhoods in order to see cities socially and spiritually renewed. This book presents not only a clear strategy but inspiring examples of Leadership Foundations in action.”

- Dr. John Perkins,
Civil rights activist, founder of Christian Community Development Association and author


"Leadership Foundations envisions our cities as ‘God's playgrounds rather than battlegrounds’. That refreshing vision is exactly the tonic we need in our increasingly polarized society."

- Chris Lowney,
Author, Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads


"What a gift urban youth leaders have been given by this refreshing and insightful look at a holistic and comprehensive study on models for effective community transformation.  This is a must read for any leader seeking to work in disadvantaged at-risk communities."

- Angel Ruiz,
Field Ministry Vice President and National Latino Director of Young Life


“I would strongly recommend this book for anyone who wants to make a difference in their city.”

- Betsy McCormack,
Retired professional tennis player and philanthropist


“…A must read for all who want to take part in making our cities and world a better place.”

- Bill Milliken,
Founder of Communities In Schools, and author of The Last Dropout and From the Rearview Mirror

Leadership Foundations Videos