During my time building this community, I felt the power that comes from allowing individuals to not only learn something new, but to share what they know with others. I'd overhear a young professional going over the latest feature updates for a product while a senior citizen would be sharing advice on how to approach a particular job interview or situation with friends/family. Book clubs were formed, lunch dates were scheduled, and suddenly I was receiving photos of young professionals and seniors taking walks together in Central Park and extending their time learning from each other outside of our regularly scheduled events. My heart was bursting with community pride.
While most of you are focused on fostering communities online and not in-person (especially these days), there is certainly something to be said for creating space for folks in your community to directly learn from one another, whether that thing they're learning is actually what brought them to your community or not.