Our mission is to provide a resource that inspires people to find a personal sense of belonging in their own local community.
We ask the core questions:
- Why is building community important?
- What makes a community more resilient?
- What empowers the individual in a community?
Here you'll find a how-to guide for building community as well as personal stories and experiences in our articles.
It's the people that make their communities thrive, and we all have a vested interest in improving the place we call home. Building a vibrant purposeful community begins with a examining our own values and sharing what we have to offer. There is no one-size-fits all approach to local involvement. As you get involved you meet new people along the way. You'll learn things about yourself and others, and you'll meet others in your community who have the same vested interest in making it a great place to live.
If you're ready to re-think the consumerism lifestyle and re-examine important values that have been forgotten, let Rusted Compass be your guide.
In our recent survey, we asked people to rank what they value most in a community. We found that Safety ranked as the most important aspect of a community, followed by Opportunities second, and a Sense of Belonging as the third most-important.
Check out the full results in the chart below:
Communities depend on the inter-operable function of individuals and businesses working to provide for themselves by providing goods and services to their community.
Under a strong economy with opportunities for people to find work there is less crime. Individuals with a sense of purpose and belonging in their communities will be happier and more likely to practice charity and giving.
The video below explains the importance of interdependence in a community: