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The Community Capacity-Building Program has officially begun!
Neighbors interested in building their neighborhood should apply for the Community Builder Workshop series. There will be 4 workshops in this series which will meet on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m. on May 3, May 17, June 14 and June 28 at Serendipity Space, 2174 Lee Road. Each workshop will cover a different topic. Here is a list of topics discussed May 3 - Organizing Your Neighborhood, May 17 Leveraging Community Resources, June 14 Gathering and Analyzing Neighborhood Data, June 28 Formulating a Plan of Action.
To apply for this workshop series fill out an application online here. This is a fillable form, please open it in Adobe Reader to fill out online.
Applications are due Saturday, April 25.
Our Annual Meeting last night was a huge success! A big thank you to our sponsors Simply Charming, Motorcars, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation and Keller National. A second round of applause to Motorcars for your generosity and accommodating staff during our event and Luna Bakery Cafe for your delicious treats. Thank you keynote speaker Bill Traynor for engaging and sharing your wisdom with us about Trusted Space Partners. Over a 100 people attended our annual meeting last night. Stay tuned for pictures and more updates on what happened at the event. Check out our facebook page for updates posted during the event last night.
Bill Traynor’s Trusted Space Partners is a national training and consulting firm dedicated to helping communities develop a new and effective networked approach to resident engagement for 21st century neighborhood life. He also serves as a strategic adviser to Lawrence CommunityWorks Inc. (LCW), which is working to rebuild the struggling city of Lawrence, Mass. (Bill’s hometown). As executive director of LCW for 12 years, Bill led the organization’s transformation from a staff of two (and a financial deficit) to a staff of 45, an operating budget of more than $2.3 million, a membership of more than 5,000 residents and more than $60 million in new redevelopment and community building efforts in the city.
Thank you! Grateful acknowledgment for community, corporate and foundation support of these programs.
Just for You...Neighborhoods
Tuesday, May 19
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.