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Neighborhood Training Programs and Resources

The City of Charlotte has a rich history of neighbors coming together to enhance their communities. To this end, we are committed to offering training and resources to empower residents to reach their full potential. Please reach out to your service area representative if you have any questions about these events or resources. Neighborhood resources are found at the bottom of this page.

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Neighborhood Trainings & Events

Please click on the event title to register for an event.



March 2017

Mar. 28: Being a Better Neighbor Roundtable 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Bette Rae Thomas Rec. Center Multipurpose Room, 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.)

Do you love your Charlotte neighborhood? Do you want to be at the table to discuss how residents can work with the City to make our neighborhoods even better? At this roundtable, residents and staff will share ideas, successes and challenges about how the City and Charlotteans work together to maintain curb appeal, ensure sustainable cleanliness, and provide quality housing options.

Residents will have an opportunity to spend a half hour talking around each of these three topics in an informal setting.

REGISTER HERE


April 2017

Apr. 4: Building Community Speaker Series Presents "Street Fight: Handbook For an Urban Revolution" 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 North College St.)

During her tenure as New York City's transportation commissioner from 2007-2013, Janette Sadik-Khan oversaw the addition of 400 miles of new bike lanes, helped implement the nation's largest bike-sharing system, converted 60 plazas into spaces where people could sit and relax, and repurposed 180 acres of asphalt for pedestrian and bike use. None of it was easy—she faced opposition, harsh criticism, and even legal backlash along the way.

In her new book Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution—written with her longtime colleague and chief media strategist Seth Solomonow—Sadik-Khan tells the story of how she made it happen, offering a roadmap for making cities and neighborhoods safer, more sustainable, and more connected.

Join us for this powerful presentation, ask questions and join the movement to build a better Charlotte. The first 300 attendees will receive a free copy of "Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution."

Program Information:

6:00 - 6:30 pm : pre-event reception; light refreshments will be served

6:30 - 7:30 pm : Janette Sadik-Khan feature presentation

Learn more about Janette Sadik-Khan or review a recent interview.


 

This event is part of the Building Community: People + Places + Partners Speaker Series presented by the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners in collaboration with the Knight Foundation.

REGISTER HERE

 

Apr. 6: Can Design Spark Employee Engagement? 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th St.)

Can Design Thinking be used to spark employee engagement? Absolutely, and in more ways than one.

In this session, we'll dig into how the principles of design can be applied to truly engage employees in an accelerated, creative, and collaborative process to solve complex problems. We will also share tips on how to take a human-centered approach to designing meaningful experiences for customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

Special Guest:

Tim McCleary
Founder & Managing Director
The Involvement Practice

Please note that this program is offered free of cost for government, non-profit or education professionals (including residents attending on behalf of a neighborhood). For all others, the cost of attendance is $20.

REGISTER HERE

 

Apr. 19: Charlotte Neighborhood Leadership Orientation 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Room 280, 600 E. 4th St.)

Neighborhoods are the heart and foundation of our city, though great places don't happen by chance.  Our community is defined and fortified by the thousands of volunteers that commit time and treasure to taking care of their homes, caring for neighbors, building fellowship and improving the places we call home.  Residents who dedicate themselves to lead in their neighborhoods—whether in an official capacity or not—are what make Charlotte a premier city.

New and experienced leaders are invited to join us to learn about how the City partners with neighborhoods to help them be successful. Here is a sampling of topics we will cover:

  • How do you make sense of the Charlotte City government?
  • Training opportunities to help neighbors help neighbors.
  • What resources does City provide to help me help my neighborhood?
  • How can we engage neighborhood youth?
  • Running meetings with precision and purpose.

A light dinner will be provided.

REGISTER HERE

 

Apr. 20: Neighborhood Matching Grants Pre-Application Workshop 6 - 7:30 p.m. (Old City Hall, 600 E. Trade St.) 

This session will also be offered remotely (Internet and phone access required). Those interested in attending remotely should contact Philip Freeman at 704-336-4594 or philip.freeman@charlottenc.gov.

REGISTER HERE


May 2016

May 3: Neighborhood Matching Grants Pre-Application Workshop 6 - 7:30 p.m. (Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr.) 

REGISTER HERE

 

May 9: Neighborhood Matching Grants Pre-Application Workshop 6 - 7:30 p.m. (Bette Rae Thomas Rec. Center Multipurpose Room, 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.) 

REGISTER HERE

 

May 10: Neighborhood Matching Grants Pre-Application Workshop 1 - 2:30 p.m. (Old City Hall, 600 E. Trade St.) 

This session will also be offered remotely (Internet and phone access required). Those interested in attending remotely should contact Philip Freeman at 704-336-4594 or philip.freeman@charlottenc.gov.

REGISTER HERE

 

May 10: Neighborhood Matching Grants Pre-Application Workshop 6 - 7:30 p.m. (Old City Hall, 600 E. Trade St.) 

This session will also be offered remotely (Internet and phone access required). Those interested in attending remotely should contact Philip Freeman at 704-336-4594 or philip.freeman@charlottenc.gov.

REGISTER HERE

 

May 12: Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Disruption 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (Location TBD)

In an age of constant change and disruption, how might we not just survive, but thrive? One school of thought suggests that we focus on building resilience, but what exactly does that mean? Joseph Fiskel, author of Resilient By Design, defines it as "the capacity of an enterprise to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty."

In this session, we will talk with leaders who will share their first-hand experiences with cultivating resilience in organizations, communities, and individuals.

Special Guests:

Paula Broadwell
Cofounder and Director
Think Broader Foundation

Mike McGuire
CEO
Grant Thornton

REGISTER HERE

 

May 16: Neighborhood Matching Grants Pre-Application Workshop 12 - 1:30 p.m. (Old City Hall, 600 E. Trade St.) 

This session will also be offered remotely (Internet and phone access required). Those interested in attending remotely should contact Philip Freeman at 704-336-4594 or philip.freeman@charlottenc.gov.

REGISTER HERE

 


Neighborhood Resources

We have compiled online resources that we hope will assist you in achieving any goals you may have for your neighborhood. Links and contact information are provided for information only and are subject to change.

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