March 16: How social connectedness creates strong communities

Join Civic Nebraska and a panel of community leaders from rural and urban Nebraska as we examine the power of social connectedness in civic health.

Networks of relationships facilitate collaborations and a sense of social cohesion and mutual support. No matter their size or location, Nebraska’s towns and cities cannot afford social connectedness to be an afterthought.

On Tuesday, March 16, at noon, our Civic Health Program experts will delve into this important aspect of community-building. Join Civic Nebraska’s Daniel Bennett and Amanda Barker as they host Bryan Seck of the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development and Beth Roelfs of the Diller Community Foundation Fund. Together, the virtual panel will examine why social connectedness is important to their work and how they help build connectedness in their communities.

The free webinar is the first in a series of planned sessions throughout the year that will take a close look at the results of the 2020 Nebraska Civic Health Index, which was published Feb. 4 by Civic Nebraska and partners.

Residents who are connected to one another are connected to support networks, collective problem-solving, and new job and market opportunities. Social connectedness among close friends and family as well as among diverse groups in the community is essential to building a culture of participation that supports effective community action. It’s a key ingredient in civic health, which Civic Nebraska charts and works to improve across the state.

RSVP for this virtual discussion today. To learn more about Civic Nebraska’s civic health initiatives, click here.

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