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NC3 Chalk Talk: Simple, radical, and beautiful

NC3 Chalk Talk has been hitting the streets this fall!  Network organizer Cassandra writes about the Chalk Talk campaign and the impact it’s having in our community: “NC3 College Chalk Talk is a radical yet simple idea of writing positive and informational messages about education on the sidewalks of urban Louisville. We want to get the word out to communities about the importance of education

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NC3 Chalk Talk is here!

The streets are talking about education!   The Network is hitting the streets armed with chalk and writing positive messages on the sidewalks, turning hangout spots into helpful and informative spots.  Our first CHALK TALK campaign is entitled COLLEGE CHALK TALK.  We are encouraging Network members, community partners, parents and students to “chalk up” sidewalks, bus stops, and other well walked-in and played-in areas. 

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Thank you for your support at the 1st Annual Chill 4 Change!

NC3′s first Chill 4 Change showed Louisville that the Network is doing good work–and knows how to have a good time!  This old-school block party at the Quonset Hut was truly a fundraiser with a Network vibe.  We had nearly 300 people in the space to support NC3 in building a Network of over 4,800 members creating change in Louisville’s urban neighborhoods. A huge

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Network Partnership: Worker’s Rights Board Hearing

 At the end of 2011, the Network came together with Kentucky Equal Justice Center and Kentucky Jobs with Justice to organize a hearing around the issue of wage theft.  Bree Pearsall with the Kentucky Equal Justice Center writes about wage theft and its effects on workers and the impact of the hearing:   On Tuesday November 29th, The Network Center for Community Change along

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Network Presence: November 19-December 2, 2011

We didn’t post last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so this post covers a couple weeks of the Network’s presence.  Many of our events, meetings, and learning opportunities centered around strengthening our relationships with partner organizations.  They always keep the Network moving and provide great connections for Network members! Stomped the Shawnee neighborhood for the Tract 7 Community Mapping Campaign review Attended the

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Network Presence: October 1-7, 2011

The Network’s connections this week ranged from facilitating large conversations to having one-on-one conversations with neighborhood residents.  Some events were big, while others were small and informal; we led from the front of the room and from the back of the room. Here’s a list of some of the connections we made this week: Facilitated a conversation about community building with young people at

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Network Member Initiatives: Alley Cleanups

The Network is about strengthening neighborhoods and communities, and we do that from the ground up by supporting resident-led initiatives. Gwen Kelly and Frankie Bibb, Sr, Network members in the California neighborhood, organized alley cleanups during the month of September. The Network supported them by publicizing the events and showing up to help clean. Gwen says that it was a simple but powerful community-building

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Hot Dogs and Vacant Properties Grill

The Network has held conversations with residents in our community as a part of the People’s Campaign.  Neighbors gathered together, and we asked what they liked about their neighborhood and what they wanted to change about their neighborhood.  Network members across the community expressed concerns about vacant and abandoned properties. One member, Jessica Kelly, is particularly concerned about vacant properties because there is a

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Network Presence: September 24-30, 2011

The Network connects people to people, people to organizations, and people to senior-level decision-makers.  What do we mean when we say that?  What does that look like? A quick glance at some of our activities this week may give you an idea of the connections the Network makes and the Network’s presence.  We engaged with members, students, community organizations, elected officials, and more! Spent

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