Archived News Release from 2010
For Immediate Release
A Call to Action: Community Invited to Join Friends and Neighbors for “Community Builders” 2010 Workshop
Redwood City, CA - May 26, 2010 -
The community of Redwood City is invited to be engaged, enlightened, and inspired by one of the country’s premier thinkers and writers on the subject of community building. It’s Redwood City’s unique “Community Builders” workshop, taking place on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 6 pm. Registration is available now at www.redwoodcity.org/communitybuilders, or by calling 780-7300.
This stimulating, interactive evening includes dinner, and takes place in the Community Room of the Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. The workshop is free, but a $10 contribution is requested to offset costs.
Featured is Mr. Mike Green, affiliated with the innovative Asset Based Community Development Institute (www.abcdinstitute.org / www.abcdinstitute.org/faculty/green). Mr. Green will offer valuable ideas for what we can do to start our own community’s journey down the path of “asset-based development,” by turning, first of all, to our neighbors and to local associations and institutions that lie at the heart of our communities. He suggests that it takes both good programs and organized people to solve most community problems today, and so his focus is how we can help agencies, local government, and schools shift from offering “service to clients” towards offering both services AND support for community action. His work also centers on how we can move “marginalized” community members to being valued contributing members of the community.
With the ongoing budget and resource problems faced by Redwood City and throughout the nation, this Community Builders program is particularly timely as it motivates people and associations to join together with others toward the improvement of our entire community.
The goal of the Workshop is to inspire people 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. Participants will also be provided with information on this summer’s wide variety of community building activities and events, as well as nearly countless opportunities to volunteer, get involved, participate, join in, and build community.
This is a call to action for the community to join in what is sure to be a remarkable workshop, which will help us find our passion, our interest, something that is important to our families – and then join others to help build a great community together.
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Public Communications Manager