CAUSENETIC

CAUSENETIC

By YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Welcome to the Causenetic podcast with Keith Vinson and Rodrigua Ross. This podcast amplifies the topics YOU want to hear about! Causenetic means being a person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. We're globally minded and locally focused.
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Follow The Leader
Orrin Woodward, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Life, says “Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Today, we are talking about leadership and developing others. RESOURCES Time100 Most Influential People 2019 - Time 7 Characteristics of Inspiring Leaders - Entrepreneur Three Habits Of Motivational Leaders – Fast Company --- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
15:44
August 3, 2020
Words Matter -- Harnessing the Power of Words
There are over 470,000 words in the Merriam Webster Dictionary, but how you use them is what’s important. In today’s episode, we are talking about the power of words. RESOURCES: My Top 10 Most POWERFUL WORDS and Why – The Good Men Project The Power of Spoken Words – Huffington Post 189 Powerful Words That Convert: Write Copy That Gets Your Customer’s Attention Every Time - Buffer --- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
18:08
July 27, 2020
Overrated or Underrated? - What Say You?
During this pandemic, folks have been able to try new things and experience a new side of life. In this episode, we’re talking about the things that are overrated, underrated, and why. RESOURCES: 8 Overrated Things You’ve Given Too Much Importance To In Life - LifeHack --- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
17:35
July 20, 2020
The Cost of Racism
Is it possible that our society's racism has backfired on the very same people set up to benefit from privilege? In this episode, we talk about the cost of racism and potential missed opportunities within our society. RESOURCES: Heather C. McGhee – Racism Has A Cost For Everyone - TED The Costs of Racism to White People - Paul Kivel Tulsa race massacre - Wikipedia Black Buying Power By The Numbers: History In The Making - NewsOne The economic impact of closing the racial wealth gap - McKinsey & Company --- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
10:53
July 13, 2020
Show Me The Receipts! --- Corporate Response To Social Injustice
According to a CNBC report, "Nearly 70% of the more than 11,000 people polled in May and June said how a CEO reacts to an issue, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, would permanently affect their decision to buy from the company." In this episode, we discuss the corporations engaging in the racial justice space and how to hold them accountable. RESOURCES: Hashtags won’t cut it. Corporate America faces a higher bar in a reckoning on racial inequality - CNBC ----- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
13:10
July 6, 2020
Ally, Amplifier or Accomplice? Which one are you?
Ally, Amplifier or Accomplice? In this episode, we break them all down and discuss becoming each one.  RESOURCES:  Ally or Accomplice? The Language of Activism – Teaching Tolerance  ----- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
15:20
July 1, 2020
Polishing The Silver ft. Terrence Maiden
Today, we will be talking about economic Development and the revitalization of neglected communities with our guest, Terrence Maiden, CEO and Managing Partner for Russell Glen, a real estate development and investment company. He is one of the top 500 influential business leaders in Dallas, a Texas Christian University alum, and former football star playing alongside his twin brother, Tim. NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. ---- Connect with Terrence on Twitter // Linkedin Follow Russell Glen on Linkedin // Facebook RESOURCES: TwoWins.org  RussellGlen.com 100resilientcities.org ----- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
25:50
June 22, 2020
Because I Am ft. Jerry Hawkins
Today, we are talking about how social and historical factors can affect a community's ability to thrive with Jerry Hawkins, Executive Director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (DTRHT). Connect with DTRHT on Twitter: @DallasTRHT Connect with The Imagining Freedom Institute on Twitter: @TheIFInstitute Connect with Jerry on Twitter: @JerryLeads RESOURCES: Redlining was banned 50 years ago. It’s still hurting minorities today - The Washington Post HOLC “Redlining” Maps: The Persistent Structure Of Segregation And Economic Inequality - National Community Reinvestment Coalition Growing and Catalyzing the Urban Resilience Movement - 100 Resilient Cities Dog Whistle - Merriam-Webster Dictionary ----- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
19:42
June 15, 2020
We Are Family! ft. Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew
Today, we are joined by Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew, VP of Community Affairs & Strategic Alliances at the State Fair of Texas and we are discussing the art of community engagement! We dig into how organizations (and individuals!) can be intentional about community development work. http://www.froswasrules.com/ Connect with Froswa on: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook BOOKS: Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last - Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life - Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew It’s Time To Fly Away - Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew RESOURCES: Community Engagement - Wikipedia ----- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
22:51
June 8, 2020
Cost To Raise A Family
Kids are expensive, but how much does it really cost to raise a family? NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. RESOURCES: The Cheapest and Most Expensive States and Metros to Have a Baby – Magnify Money The Income a Family Really Needs to Avoid Poverty in Every State – MSN Money --- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic ---
11:04
June 1, 2020
Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself
Because of the devastating unemployment numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people are needing to reinvent themselves. In the episode, we are discussing different ways to prepare for a new workforce. RESOURCES: The Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need to Know – Next Avenue 15 Steps I Took to Successfully Reinvent Myself After Losing Everything - Entrepreneur  Reinvent Yourself - Psychology Today Reinventing Yourself After A Job Loss - Forbes --- Leave us a voice or written message with your email address and we will send you a Causenetic T-Shirt!  Visit: www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic ---
17:30
May 25, 2020
Stress Management
COVID-19 has been stressful to say the least. In this episode, we talk about exercise, virtual happy hours, church online, and stress management. RESOURCES: The Coronavirus Has Brought The Dawn Of The Virtual Happy Hour - FORBES Outbreaks can be stressful - CDC ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
12:46
May 18, 2020
TRANSFORMATION ft. Dr. Tasha Johnson
In this episode, Dr. Tasha Johnson, Senior Director of the Character Development Learning Institute with the YMCA of the USA, joins us to talk about social and emotional development for boys of color.
14:52
May 11, 2020
Light The Dark
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is reporting unequal costs to social distancing and we are paying attention! In this episode, we are taking a look at the dynamics of race, poverty, and COVID-19. RESOURCES: The Unequal Cost of Social Distancing - Johns Hopkins University of Medicine When Xenophobia Spreads Like A Virus - NPR's CODE SWITCH Podcast We’re just starting to see the devastating impact that COVID-19 will have on poor Americans - Fast Company The Coronavirus Will Be a Catastrophe for the Poor - The Atlantic ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
12:51
May 4, 2020
Are We Still Here?!
COVID-19 has made us look at family time completely different. It has us wondering…Are we STILL here?! In this episode, we're talking about managing a family, supporting remote learning, and maintaining sanity while being sheltered-in-place. RESOURCES: Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis - Child Mind Institute ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
16:18
April 27, 2020
Standing In The Gap
Nonprofits are truly the backbone of our communities.  They meet, serve, and step up to fill in the gaps.  In this episode, we discuss the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on nonprofits, financially and operationally. RESOURCES: Social Distancing Is a Privilege - The New York Times  PepsiCo To Provide Enhanced Benefits To All U.S. Employees And Additional Compensation To U.S. Frontline During Unprecedented Health Pandemic - FritoLay How We're Responding to Coronavirus - Feeding America ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
15:34
April 20, 2020
Closing The Gap
We're Back! The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has largely affected schools and organizations. Today, we're discussing the impact of the pandemic on   schooling and opportunities to close the gap. RESOURCES: Analysis: National Database Shows States & Schools Are Stepping Up Online Learning — but Still Have a Long Way to Go. 10 Notable Trends Across 82 Districts - The 74 COVID-19: Impact on Education Equity Resources & Responses - The Education Trust Keeping Equity at the Forefront During COVID-19 School Closures - Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership What School Closures Mean for Students with Disabilities - New America ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
13:11
April 13, 2020
Because I Am ft. Jerry Hawkins
Today, we are talking about how social and historical factors can affect a community's ability to thrive with Jerry Hawkins, Executive Director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (DTRHT). Connect with DTRHT on Twitter: @DallasTRHT Connect with The Imagining Freedom Institute on Twitter: @TheIFInstitute Connect with Jerry on Twitter: @JerryLeads RESOURCES: Redlining was banned 50 years ago. It’s still hurting minorities today - The Washington Post HOLC “Redlining” Maps: The Persistent Structure Of Segregation And Economic Inequality - National Community Reinvestment Coalition Growing and Catalyzing the Urban Resilience Movement - 100 Resilient Cities Dog Whistle - Merriam-Webster Dictionary ----- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
19:14
March 16, 2020
We Are Family! ft. Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew
Today, we are joined by Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew, VP of Community Affairs & Strategic Alliances at the State Fair of Texas and we are discussing the art of community engagement! We dig into how organizations (and individuals!) can be intentional about community development work. http://www.froswasrules.com/ Connect with Froswa on: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook BOOKS:  Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last - Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew Ready for a Revolution: 30 Days to Jolt Your Life - Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew It’s Time To Fly Away - Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew RESOURCES: Community Engagement - Wikipedia ----- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
22:15
March 9, 2020
Did I Do That?: Leadership Blind Spots
Many leaders often forget that leadership starts with self-awareness. In this episode, we are discussing leadership blind spots and how to navigate them. RESOURCES: 5 Leadership Blind Spots and How to Fix Them - San Diego State University How to Avoid 4 Leadership Blindspots and Save Yourself from Yourself - Patrick Leddin, Ph.D. The Top 10 Leadership Blind Spots, and 5 Ways to Turn Them Into Strengths - Inc.com ----- Causenetic /kôz-nedik/ - A person or thing that gives rise to a phenomenon that is dynamic or energizing. www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
13:47
March 2, 2020
Say What!?
"Kick 'em to the curb" "Home-skillet" Language defines generations! In this episode, we talk about communication and connection to new generations. RESOURCES: 2,000 Americans Admit to the Modern Slang They Use and Understand - Great Senior Living 20 Slang Terms From the 1990s No One Uses Anymore - Best Life ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
08:41
February 24, 2020
The Next Meal
Do you when and where you’ll receive your next meal? According to a United Nations report, more than 800 million people do not have enough to eat. Today we are talking about hunger and opportunities to combat food insecurity. RESOURCES: “Over 820 million people suffering from hunger; new UN report reveals stubborn realities of ‘immense’ global challenge” – UN News Definition of Food Security -  United States Department of Agriculture  Hunger in North Texas – North Texas Food Bank ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
12:54
February 17, 2020
You Do What?!
Very superstitious, writing's on the wall! We all have weird habits (yes, you do!) and in this episode we are digging into them. RESOURCES: Superstition - Stevie Wonder 17 Weird Habits We All Have But Won’t Admit It - Cody Delistraty 30 Weird Habits ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
17:19
February 10, 2020
Zip Code
Does your beginning determine you end? In this episode, we discuss how zip codes can influence a person's income and opportunities. RESOURCES: In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters - The New York Times Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? - The Opportunity Atlas “Where You Grow Up Matters” - Theresa Riley Your Zip Code Matters - Vital Record News from Texas A&M University Health Science Center ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
13:52
February 3, 2020
Music
Much like the food we eat, music has an impact on our brains and even our bodies. In this episode, we discuss how music affects our behavior and ultimately influences society. RESOURCES: Atlanta Institute of Music & Media: https://www.aimm.edu/ Lizzo - Good as Hell (song) ----- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic -----
13:26
January 27, 2020
Your Time Is Treasure
Volunteering can have a huge impact on organizations AND enhance an individual’s self-esteem or development. In this episode, Rodrigua and Keith discuss the growing trend of philanthropy, the value of volunteerism, and how organizations can build alliances for young people to make change. Your time is truly treasure. RESOURCES: Merriam-Webster's definition of Philanthropy: an act or gift done or made for humanitarian purposes (2a) The Economic Value of Volunteering: http://bit.ly/2NymGH9 Julia Grant - Volunteering schemes can still be game-changers: http://bit.ly/3ajhuAE ---- www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
11:38
January 20, 2020
You Have Options
Community College and Vocational training weren't always popular. In this episode, we discuss the top vocational jobs on the market and why Millennials should consider other ways to prepare for the workforce. Resources: 10 High-Paying Vocational Jobs to Consider: https://www.thejobnetwork.com/10-high-paying-vocational-jobs-to-consider/
10:30
January 13, 2020
Get To Know: Keith Vinson
The hosts of the Causenetic want you to get to know them a little bit! In this episode, get to know Keith Vinson, Vice President of Operations at the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
05:23
January 13, 2020
Get To Know: Rodrigua Ross
The hosts of the Causenetic want you to get to know them a little bit! In this episode, get to know Rodrigua Ross, District Executive Director at the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.
06:45
January 13, 2020
LIVE: EMLE Episode - "The Art of the Hustle"
Welcome to the Causenetic podcast! This podcast amplifies the topics you want to hear about. Causenetic means being a person or thing that gives rise to something that is dynamic or energizing. It's globally minded and locally focused. This bonus episode was recorded in front of 50 YMCA multicultural leaders aiming to give career advice and leadership guidance. For more information about this podcast, visit: www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic
39:51
November 18, 2019