Malcolm Rivers
Malcolm Rivers

I am a public school teacher through Teach For America interested in public policy and community organizing. I grew up in Boston, MA and saw the city transform throughout the 1990's, creating my interest in watching how inner city communities are changed for the better through the use of collective efficacy within the neighborhoods and partnerships between community leaders and local government and police. My focus will most likely be centered on these issues though I am also interested in foreign policy and a variety of other issues.

Dec. 7, 2012

Facebook and Twitter Will Never Replace Grassroots Politics

Although social media played a more prominent role in the past election season than ever before, it still cannot replace older methods of grassroots politics.

Aug. 28, 2011

Why Young People Support Grassroots Politics

Young people have become skeptical of politicians and increasingly supportive of grassroots political movements.