Community Events

Community Foundation hosting author Robert Putnam


The Community Foundation of South Alabama is hosting Robert Putnam, author of the New York Times bestseller, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Thursday, April 20, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in the Alabama School of Math and Science Auditorium, 1255 Dauphin Street, Mobile.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register at the Community Foundation website,

The following information is provided by The Community Foundation of South Alabama:

“Drawing on a formidable body of research undertaken especially for this book, Our Kids explores the new landscape of diminished opportunities set in an age of fragile families, crumbling communities, and disappearing jobs. Written with authority and compassion, it is a signal contribution to the ongoing conversation about inequality in America.

“It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in – a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. Join us as we seek to explore the paths to closing the opportunity gap.”