September, which is neighborhoods month in Raleigh, is right around the corner. The Community Services Department is preparing for the sixth annual Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange held on September 19, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McKimmon Center. I encourage all residents, particularly those involved with your neighborhood associations and organizations to attend. The neighborhood exchange “provides citizens with information to help them build their neighborhoods.”
View the session topics and registration information Neighborhood Exchange Registration Form [PDF]. Print, Fill Out & Return to: Raleigh Neighborhood Exchange, Community Services Department, P. O. Box 590, Raleigh, NC 27602.
From the City of Raleigh E-Newsletter:
CITY OF RALEIGH’S NEIGHBORHOOD EXCHANGE SET FOR SEPT. 19 AT MCKIMMON CENTER
The City of Raleigh Community Services Department offers services and programs to aid neighborhood-based organizations and develop leaders. The department promotes citizen participation and involvement as means for neighborhoods to become stronger and empowered.
To help achieve its goals, the Community Services Department is hosting the sixth annual Neighborhood Exchange on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St. The Neighborhood Exchange is designed to increase leadership confidence and capacity at the grassroots level. The event provides citizens with information to help them build their neighborhoods.
The Neighborhood Exchange will have break-out sessions on the following subjects:
- Asset-based community building;
- Gang awareness and suppression;
- Community gardens;
- Diversity in communities;
- Hispanic/Latino topics (in Spanish);
- Business and neighbors; and,
- Teen topics (ages 13-18 only)
In addition, an “exchange session” will take place in which all participants will share in analyzing community-based subjects.
For more information about the Neighborhood Exchange, contact Community Specialist Kevin A. Smith in the City of Raleigh Community Services Department at (919) 996-5716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.