It’s time to build up Lincoln.
Collective Impact Lincoln will host its third free Community Builder Workshop on Saturday, June 9, at the Boys and Girls Club at Park Middle School. The session is the latest in a series of workshops designed for Lincolnites and residents of six of the city’s oldest neighborhoods to identify and address community needs.
Earlier this spring, Collective Impact Lincoln’s street teams began a second round of door-to-door listening sessions in the designated areas, with a goal to connect with 10,000 Lincoln households by the end of 2018.
At the same time, CIL’s Community Builder Workshops have gathered leaders from those neighborhoods – Belmont, Clinton, Everett, Hartley, Near South, and University Place — to share ideas, connect with like-minded community advocates, and build a framework for action around the issues in their areas.
On Saturday, those at the workshop will share their neighborhood stories, map out their neighborhoods’ assets as well as needs, and then consider various “tactical urbanism” projects – small, inexpensive, even sometimes temporary initiatives such as pedestrian plazas, parklets, or de-fencing, that can make parts of a city more lively or enjoyable.
“Short-term action can lead to larger initiatives, and that means positive change in how places in our city work and how they are perceived,” said Nancy Petitto, program manager for Collective Impact Lincoln. “We’re looking forward to seeing what neighborhood leaders see and think.”
Collective Impact Lincoln is a partnership between Civic Nebraska, Nebraska Appleseed, and the South of Downtown Community Development Organization. Launched in 2017, CIL supports community conversations, leadership, and action opportunities to help create a more vibrant and inclusive city.
A handful of spots remain for the workshop; to sign up, click here.