Community Engagement Forum April 21

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Sat Mar 27 08:34:40 CST 2004


From: "Leah Kalinosky" <leah at neighborhoodcoalition.org>

Save the Date: Wednesday, April 21, 3:00 to 6:00 pm, Charles Sumner 
School, Washington, DC  

Save the Date:  

Wednesday, April 21, 3:00 to 6:00 pm, Charles Sumner School, 
Washington, DC.  



A Forum on Neighborhoods and Community Engagement sponsored by 
the National Neighborhood Coalition.  





Dr. Felton Earls, Harvard University School of Public Health, will 
discuss his seminal research on the human and social dynamics that 
determine the health, safety and viability of our nation’s neighborhoods. 
The Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods 
provides important information for policy makers, community 
organizers, and other concerned advocates for low-income people and 
neighborhoods.  



Exceptional neighborhood-based leaders, who are changing lives and 
neighborhoods through strategic innovations in community 
development, will join Dr. Earls. They will share examples of programs 
that reduce the incidence of neighborhood problems, such as those 
examined in the Project on Human Development, through greater 
community cohesion.  



Neighborhood Voices, the National Neighborhood Coalition’s new 
program, explores innovative strategies for increasing community 
engagement in civic life. Please RSVP now to Janice Clark at 
202.429.0790 or email janice at neighborhoodcoalition.org.  

















Fact Sheet  



A Forum on Neighborhoods and Community Engagement sponsored by 
the National Neighborhood Coalition.  



Wednesday, April 21, 3:00 to 6:00 pm,  

Charles Sumner School,  

1201 17th Street, Washington, DC.  





The National Neighborhood Coalition is a catalyst for change in 
America's low-income neighborhoods. Our diverse membership works 
at the national, regional and local levels to keep policy makers aware of 
and committed to meeting neighborhood needs. For 25 years, NNC has 
been a voice for neighborhoods in Washington, DC, bringing public 
policy and change-making organizations together to ensure passage of 
the Community Reinvestment Act, win critical reforms in predatory 
lending and welfare reform, expand access to political decision makers, 
and deepen relationships between advocacy networks.  



NNC's new program, Neighborhood Voices, explores strategies and 
partnerships that are improving the quality of life and increasing levels 
of community engagement, in neighborhoods throughout the nation. 
Our program emerged from a yearlong research project aimed at better 
understanding which issues neighborhood leaders view as their 
priorities and what strategies they have employed successfully to 
address them. In DC based Forums, as panelists in outside the beltway 
conferences, and in a quarterly Journal, NNC will showcase 
demonstrated strategies for increasing community engagement, 
improving neighborhoods and building a common neighborhood 
agenda.  



On April 21st, NNC will host a panel of innovative leaders in a 
presentation of community engagement focused research and 
strategies. Dr. Felton Earls, Harvard University School of Public Health, 
will present his seminal research on the relationship between 
community engagement, community cohesion and safe, healthy 
neighborhoods. Dr. Earl's Project on Human Development in Chicago 
Neighborhoods, funded by the MacArthur Foundation and the National 
Institute for Mental Health, examines the factors that lead to, or prevent, 
antisocial behavior and unstable communities, casting new light on 
previous assumptions. Shirley Sherrod, Federation of Southern 
Cooperatives, and Bill Aguado, Bronx Council of the Arts, innovators in 
building more engaged and cohesive communities will join Dr. Earls. 
This is a rare opportunity to hear and interact with academics and 
community leaders who are making change in their neighborhoods and 
the nation at large.




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