Archived News Release from 2004
For Immediate Release
Redwood City “Community Builders” Series
Scheduled – Applications Now Available
Redwood City, CA - October 25 , 2004 - At the beginning of this year, Redwood City hosted “Community Builders,” a six-session series that featured interactive presentations by nationally and internationally known authors and speakers – some of the world’s premier thinkers and writers on the subject of community building. This program gave 100 community members the tools, skills, and inspiration to envision the community they’d like Redwood City to be, and to work effectively with their friends and neighbors, colleagues, fellow community-members, and the City to achieve that vision.
The City announces that applications are now available for the next (and final) series of Community Builders, which starts in January, 2005. Complete information and applications are available online, or by calling 780-7300. The deadline for applications is December 10, 2004. Participation is limited to 125 people.
From the vision, models, and examples…to ideas, plans, and action - Community Builders will help the City and the people who live and work here to build a great community together, at the “block level,” on streets, in neighborhoods, and throughout Redwood City.
During the first Community Builders program, participants generated 48 solid brainstorm ideas for local community building projects, ranging from establishing community gardens to mentoring disenfranchised youth; from bicycle and pedestrian safety programs to a community-wide, family-friendly New Year’s celebration; and from beautifying and improving our parks to creating community bulletin boards. Twenty-three of those ideas generated specific action steps, many of which are proceeding.
Community Builders was a great success in giving people the understanding, skills, tools, inspiration, and impetus to develop and engage in community building projects. The 2005 Community Builders will be the final series offered, and all members of the Redwood City community are encouraged to apply and participate.
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Public Communications Manager