NeighborWorks Week: Neighbors Together

Join us on Saturday, June 2 for Neighbors Together 2018. This is the 4th annual FREE event hosted by ANDP and a team of neighborhood leaders to help empower metro Atlanta community residents to transform their neighborhoods from the inside out. Strong resident engagement and leadership brings positive change to communities.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Door Prizes: 1 Apple iPad, 3 $200 Home Depot Gift Cards
(Must be present at drawing to win)

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Join neighborhood leaders and residents from across metro Atlanta (with focus on communities south of I-20) to learn from national experts about strategies you can use to make your communities the best that they can be. Leading our communities through difficult challenges takes bold, innovative and resilient community leadership. This year’s training will focus on two critical topics that are essential for thriving communities:

Advocacy: Our goal is to help you — as community residents — be as effective as possible in advocating for your interests with local elected officials. You will learn tools and techniques to make local government work for your community by increasing your voice and representation in government. Learn how to educate public officials about issues in your community, to ensure they consider and reflect your community’s best interest, and to hold them accountable when they don’t. Amplify your voice to advocate for change that improves the quality of life in your neighborhood.

Linking School and Community: Healthy communities have strong bonds with neighborhood schools. Learn practical strategies that communities have used successfully to improve local schools through grassroots organizing and strengthening of school-community links. Get tips to help you and your fellow residents work with your neighborhood school by strengthening after-school programs, improving communication between parents and school officials, making the school more accessible to the community and making community resources more accessible to the school.

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!

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