28 episodes

If you are passionate about community development, storytelling and arts for social impact, check out this podcast The PoWEr of CommUNITY. Your Host Dimitrios Papalexis will be presenting amazing youth and community development initiatives and interviews with individuals and organizations who are doing amazing work. Visit http://www.soul-gen.com.au/ for more information about Dimitrios' work with SoulGen.

The PoWEr of CommUNITY Dimitrios Papalexis

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If you are passionate about community development, storytelling and arts for social impact, check out this podcast The PoWEr of CommUNITY. Your Host Dimitrios Papalexis will be presenting amazing youth and community development initiatives and interviews with individuals and organizations who are doing amazing work. Visit http://www.soul-gen.com.au/ for more information about Dimitrios' work with SoulGen.

    Community Members with Great Ideas... What Next?

    Community Members with Great Ideas... What Next?

    This is another podcast episode for the co-creative series The Power of Community with your Host Dimitrios Papalexis from Soulgen and special guests and collaborators. You submit a question about youth or community development, we co-create an answer. Our question for today's episode, submited by Andra Louie is the following: How individuals, citizens in our community can work with organisations if they have a grass roots community development idea they would like to see happen in their neighbourhood, where should one start? We consulted a broad range of youth and community development experts and included their answers in this episode, people like Alex Long, CEO of MYAN, Dean Quirke from Young Mens Group, Bliss Brown from Imagine Chicago and others. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode. If so, please send us an email to let us know info@soul-gen.com.au Also, make sure you check our presentation at Pecha Kucha: https://www.pechakucha.com/presentations/i-have-a-great-idea-for-my-community-where-do-i-start

    • 13 min
    Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 3

    Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 3

    Bliss Browne is the Founder and President of Imagine Chicago, the movement that remagined Chicago and the world! In this episode Dimitrios is interviewing Bliss about her connection to Australia and the story of a hope rock travelling from an indigenous community of Australia to Chicago and then to Greece inspiring civic faith and action. Bliss also reveals her plans for the future.
    This is a must listen episode for all community workers, practitioners, public servants and aspiring changemakers that want to equip themselves, children, young people and organisations with the right methodology and tools to transform their communities. Enjoy and reach out to us if you would like to partner for a future episode: info@soul-gen.com.au

    • 21 min
    Weaving practices, conflict and authenticity in community development with Teodora Radulescu

    Weaving practices, conflict and authenticity in community development with Teodora Radulescu

    Tune in for a very inspiring podcast episode with our next guest speaker Teodora Demetra Radulescu all the way from Switcherland Europe. Teodora is part of the global ecovillages movement and she has left no stone unturned when it comes to ecovillages in Europe. A digital nomad, creative practitioner space holder, Teodora is passionate about building resilient communities, ecovillages, climate grief, pemaculture and weaving many different frameworks and approaches when it comes to her work with organisations and diverse communities...We are excited to be recording two podcast episodes with Teodora. In this episode 2 she talks about how her passion for community development and climate action leads her work with different communities and organisations; the importance for facilitators to hold space for themselves and others; how she weaves different approaches, the importance of working through conflict, authenticity and belonging to build resilient communities. Have a look at Teodora's impressive bio https://lnkd.in/gqNQ7Q-C and feel free to contact us for any questions or to collaborate on a podcast via info@soul-gen.com.au

    • 45 min
    All Things Youth and Community Development with Cosmin Luca episode 3

    All Things Youth and Community Development with Cosmin Luca episode 3

    Tune in for our new podcast series All things Youth and Community Development with Dimitrios and his special guest Cosmin Luca. In this episode 3, Dimitrios and Cosmin embark on a genuine conversation about the path of a changemaker, social entrepreneurship, impact of technology and glimpses of dystopia. About our guest: Cosmin is a young person, passionate about youth and community development. By the time he was 10, Lucas lived in 4 different continents and he never felt out of place. He is the Founder of Zoomers for Change, an organisation ran entirely by young people for young people. Zoomers for change build the skills and capacity of young people to be more effective leaders, social entrepreneurs and advocates for brighter futures. Cosmin is also a proud MYAN ambassador, where he found a safe haven to reconnect with himself, his roots and other young ambassadors. Currently, Lucas is planning to run in council elections. Favourite this podcast to receive notifications about the release of the next episodes! Enter in contact for to partner in a future episode: info@soul-gen.com.au

    • 26 min
    Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 2

    Imagine Chicago: The movement that changed her city and the world with Bliss Browne episode 2

    Bliss Browne is the Founder and President of Imagine Chicago, the movement that remagined Chicago and the world! In this episode Dimitrios is interviewing Bliss about her journey quitting her corporate job to go on a treasure hunt at the margins of community and discover an abundance of blessings; how the Imagine Chicago movement changed her city and the world.
    This is a must listen episode for all community workers, practitioners, public servants and aspiring changemakers that want to equip themselves, children, young people and organisations with the right methodology and tools to transform their communities. Stay tuned for episode 3 and reach out to us if you would like to partner for a future episode: info@soul-gen.com.au

    • 22 min
    Ecovillages, Transition Towns, climate grief and community development with Teodora Radulescu

    Ecovillages, Transition Towns, climate grief and community development with Teodora Radulescu

    Tune in for a very inspiring podcast episode with our next guest speaker Teodora Demetra Radulescu all the way from Switzerland Europe.
    Teodora is part of the global ecovillages movement and she has left no stone unturned when it comes to ecovillages in Europe. A digital nomad, creative practitioner space holder,
    Teodora is passionate about building resilient communities, ecovillages, climate grief, pemaculture and weaving many different frameworks and approaches when it comes to her work with organisations and diverse communities...We are excited to be recording two podcast episodes with Teodora. In this episode 1 she talks about her journey from Romania to Europe and how she found peace and belonging in hands-on communities and ecovillages. She shares about her heroine journey and passion for climate change and belonging.
    Have a look at Teodora's impressive bio https://lnkd.in/gqNQ7Q-C and feel free to contact us for any questions or to collaborate on a podcast via info@soul-gen.com.au

    • 43 min

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