The Gandhian idea of embodying the change you wish to see in the world is alive and well with Matt Johnson, Cofounder of SoCe Life and neighborhood animator. For him, personal and professional change go hand-in-hand. “They’re definitely intertwined,” he says. “We have to start living differently in our day-to-day life, and in time we’re able to embody that change on a larger scale.” SoCe Life is a nonprofit that fosters good neighboring, Johnson says, “by focusing on the gifts of our neighbors.” Named for South Central Wichita, where Johnson and his wife Catherine have lived for the last decade, SoCe is simple and powerful in that it builds community in the most literal way possible and it does so by activating individuals.
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