Read More about Saturday's Neighbors Together Celebrating NeighborWorks Week
Strengthening and sustaining neighborhoods where all can thrive requires a holistic approach. As a neighborhood leader, you can play a vital role in empowering your community for success. Want to learn more? Here are three great reasons to join us for Neighbors Together on Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. - a free training event.
1. CREATING CHANGE
TOPIC:Comprehensive Community Development: Why it Matters. Karimah Nonyameko will lead participants through community development models while exploring how community-building activities fit into a broader approach and discussing how new strategies, partnerships, and resources can create positive change.
2. BE A CHAMPION FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
If you are ready to take your leadership to the next level, perhaps it's time to be a changemaker in an elected role. Join Ronnie Galvin as he talks with a panel of current and former elected officials on how and why they decided to take their passion for their communities to the next level by running for office.
3. CELEBRATE SUCCESS
Join us in recognizing Ms. Naeema Gilyard, nominated for NeighborWorks America's Dorothy Richardson National Award for Resident Leadership! A former CLI member Ms. Gilyard, has been a pioneer in the environmental justice movement for decades. Most recently, she successfully advocated for EPA funding to support the installation of air monitors to collect data on hazardous pollutants in her South Fulton community caused by illegal dumping, trash burning, and industrial warehouses.
Who Should Attend?
This training event is ideal for concerned neighbors, formal neighborhood leaders, informal neighborhood leaders, HOA leaders and members, neighborhood associations, homeowners and renters, local business owners, neighborhood watch groups, faith and nonprofit organizations - and YOU!
This event is coordinated and led by a team of metro Atlanta neighborhood leaders who have participated in NeighborWorks America's National Community Leadership Institute. This team includes Opal Baker, Taryn Bell, Ron Davis, Attania Jean-Funny, and Stephanie Stephens. Learn more about the team here.