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“Jumpstart your Neighborhood” Class

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 by No comments yet

I’ll be leading a session called Jumpstart your Neighborhood as part of the annual HealthSource Community Education Series organized by Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont.

Wednesday, September 19, 7 – 8 p.m.
Jumpstart Your Neighborhood
Michael Wood-Lewis
Co-Founder Front Porch Forum

Common sense and a growing body of research tell us that well-connected neighborhoods are friendlier places to live, with less crime, healthier residents, higher property values, and better service from local government and utilities. Front Porch Forum, a new online service, is helping people in Chittenden County build community at the neighborhood level. Learn the secrets of successful neighborhoods and jumpstart your neighborhood forum into gear. Plenty of time for questions.

This series is free and intended for the general public. Pre-registration is required… call 802-847-2278 (location within Chittenden County, Vermont, and directions provided when you call).

Also, I’ll be leading a workshop (Virtual Neighborhood: Building Local Community Online) at Orton Family Foundation’s CommunityMatters07 conference on Burlington’s waterfront Oct. 23. I just heard that people are registering now, so it looks like it should be a good turnout for this national event.

I’m looking forward to both sessions and encourage those with valuable experience, basic and advanced questions, and good ideas to come and share.

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