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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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1st Annual Chill 4 Change!

Join Network Center for Community Change for the 1st Annual Chill 4 Change, a fundraiser supporting NC3 in building a community movement of over 4,700 members creating change in Louisville’s urban neighborhoods.  The Chill 4 Change will have an old-school block party and Network vibe! Celebrate with us: Saturday, September 15th 7:00-11:00 PM Quonset Hut  599 Rubel Avenue Tickets are $30 ($40 at the door)

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Network Mob!

  Last week the Network tried something new:  a Network mob!  Ebony shares with us where the idea started and how the Network is using “mobbing” as an organizing tool.   The Network Mob… Sounds exciting, thrilling, captivating!  A ton of fun, I will say!  Never thought about “mobbing” as an organizing tool but you never know what to expect from the Network. So

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Pam’s Network Story: Telling Louisville and June Holley All About It

Pam is a Power Member who joined us for a conversation with June Holley, who writes about networks and network weaving nationally.  After that conversation with June, Pam wrote this post for her blog and offered to share it with us.  See the original post here.   So let me tell y’all about this little Louisville group called The Network Center for Community Change, aka NC3

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Idea Swap and Shop: Parent Engagement

Morgan Eklund from Louisville’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence shares with us her thoughts on the first Education Idea Swap and Shop, hosted by Network Center for Community Change and 55,000 Degrees on May 9th.  This post was first published in Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s May newsletter.   First Idea Swap and Shop What’s working? How do you know? Where are you stuck? These were the powerful

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Standing Our Ground for Young Black Men

Yesterday the community gathered on the University of Louisville campus to rally for justice for Trayvon Martin. Students, community advocates, and Network members stood in solidarity to address not only Trayvon’s death, but also the racial injustice that allowed his death to take place. Anthony Smith was one of the speakers at the rally; these are his remarks, encouraging us to create an environment

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Network Presence: January 28-February 3, 2012

The Network did a lot of work at the “macro” level this week, investigating and building relationships to push on policy and systemic changes in our community.  At the same time, we held a powerful workshop for Network members looking to advance their individual goals.  Check out the Network’s connections this week? Shared “Leading the Way” curriculum with Network members, empowering them to achieve

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Network Pushes on Housing Policy: LOKL and a Visit from Center for Community Progress

The Network has been involved in creating change in housing policy, particularly around vacant properties, foreclosures, and tax liens. Jane Walsh details some of this work in her blog post and highlights the collaboration of LOKL and the Center for Community Progress:   Network Members have been hit hard by the growing number of vacant and abandoned houses and businesses in Louisville’s neighborhood.  Members

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Network Presence: January 21-27, 2012

  The Network hosted, facilitated, listened, learned, and strengthened relationships this week.  We appreciate all of the collaboration and input from Network members and enjoyed our out-of-town guest! Facilitated a significant TA engagement with Dan Kildee and the Center for Community Progress. Over two days we met with advocates, Metro Leadership and staff, private and nonprofit developers, Jefferson County Sheriff and staff, Jefferson County

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