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Developing Action Steps for Sustainability
Leaders and volunteers from neighborhoods, congregations, schools, businesses and government merging resources and thoughts together to support different environmental programs/policies that engage the community around green infrastructure, clean energy models, green building design, storm water management, climate change planning, tree canopy and air quality.

 

 

Grants & Government Programs
Applying for grants and understanding government regulations can be a daunting challenge. These workshops will provide help, tips, and even some tricks, from experienced professionals. You can also hear how other communities have used grants and government programs to achieve targeted goals.

 

 

Building a Creative Economy
Residents and other stakeholders building and empowering communities through the formation of cooperatives, creative economic sectors, business incubators, art districts, and urban agriculture initiatives; organically taking advantage of emerging neighborhood and local opportunities of innovation and necessity to create a more level economic playing field for diverse communities.

 

 

Neighborhood Initiatives
Defined by the spaces, places and the people who call them home, neighborhoods are the backbone of every city. Learn about the initiatives that have been undertaken by other communities to combat neighborhood challenges, build upon existing strengths and improve the reality of all the people who define the places we call home.

 

 

Safe Communities
Demonstrate community-based crime prevention strategies supported by multiple stakeholders that foster enhanced safety and livability while reducing overall neighborhood crime.  In addition, highlight programs that model effective collective-community response in planning, coordination and implementation and recover to assist neighborhoods beyond natural disaster.

 

 

Senior Boom
America is entering a time of profound and permanent change to the demographic composition of the United States. By 2030 the U.S. will have twice as many seniors as we have today. The lifestyle choices and critical needs of this senior population will have a considerable impact on our neighborhoods and service providers. Learn how we can change our perception and public policy to better accommodate the needs of the senior population.

 

 

Redefining Neighborhood Stabilization
Neighborhoods leading on the ground efforts for promoting economic vitalization through innovative foreclosure prevention, housing development and rehab, commercial development, transit oriented commercial corridor development, multi-modal transportation, anchor institutions, financial education, and wealth building; implementing best practices for economic growth and protecting neighborhood assets.

 

 

Technology
Information is power. Learn how your community can harness the power of social media and new technology to effectively communicate information, network and stay connected. Increase the impact of your neighborhood organization by using social media and new technology to connect, organize and fundraise.

 

 

Youth
It is important that youth are provided the tools necessary to become actively involved in the neighborhood issues that affect them. Learn how to develop youth workshops that will encourage and guide the young on how to become active in their neighborhoods and how to effectively create change. The finale will include a summit for the youth.

 

Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA)
Get information about the NUSA organization, attend workshops on running for the NUSA board of directors, connecting via social media, or becoming an affiliate member. Also, watch the presentations for the Neighborhood of the Year and Best Neighborhood Program Award Judging.


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