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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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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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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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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: January 14-20, 2012

The Network had an amazing week, with a number of new connections and the largest Network Nite yet. Check out where the Network showed up–at schools, community centers, and policy meetings all across Louisville! Created a space for the community to connect to neighbors and opportunities at Network Nite in the Shawnee neighborhood Shared Network tools and principles in Network 101, graduating seven new

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2011 in Review: New Connections for Community Change

Network Center for Community Change saw a big year in 2011!  The Network is stronger and more diverse than ever, and our community movement is growing in many different ways. We can look back on the numbers: Where did the Network go, and how many connections were made? This map shows Network events and mapping campaigns, complete with the number of members that attended.

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Network Presence: January 1-13, 2012

  The Network hit the ground running to kick off 2012. We knocked on doors in neighborhoods, facilitated conversations about leadership, and met with community coalitions to push for community change at the policy level.  Check out the Network’s happenings over the last couple of weeks:   Stomped in the Shawnee neighborhood to invite folks out to Network Nite next week Learned the status

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