Knight Foundation hosts community workshop August 23

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is hosting a community workshop sponsored in partnership with the University of Akron on Tuesday, August 23 from 1:00 Р5:00 pm.  This half-day workshop will explore how we connect within our community, how we improve openness, and how we strengthen the bonds that make us a great city.

The event will be held at UA’s Student Union (303 Carroll Street.¬† Parking available in the South Campus Parking deck on Exchange Street).

The workshop identifies key community assets, resources and emotionally engaged citizens who shape Akron. Attendees will develop strategies and tactics to engage locally based solutions that do not require significant resources and can be quickly implemented.

A $500 grant will be awarded to the best idea!

Who Should Attend:
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Elected officials
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Municipal workers and department leaders
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Entrepreneurs and business leaders
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Education leaders
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Student leaders
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Concerned citizens who want to share their ideas on the community
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Planners and City Managers
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Arts and Cultural leaders
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Not for profit leaders
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬†¬†Young professionals
‚ÄĘ ¬†¬† Neighborhood Association leaders

Please RSVP by August 16th to Lisa Stayer stayer@knightfoundation.org.