Neighborhood Network has arranged a Speaker’s Forum to provide informational workshops for our community. Different conversations with our neighbors has generated the topics for these workshops.
How to Start a Neighborhood Organization
On November 9th, 2017 our office facilitated a workshop on How to Start a Neighborhood Organization (PPT) for community neighborhoods that had expressed a challenge in forming or re activating their neighborhood organization. With time, many community members move away, elderly members retire and the newer generations are not as active in their communities. Many millennials work full time and have numerous responsibilities with children in school and various after school activities.
The purpose of the workshop was to stimulate interest and encourage further organization and coordination of new and existing Neighborhood Organizations that are recognized by The City of Pasadena. Having your organization active and in good standing with the City will permit for Matching Grant funding, which will allow the neighborhoods to improve and upgrade their communities.
Knowledge is Power
A second workshop, Knowledge is Power (PPT), was facilitated on January11, 2018. The workshop was made available to all neighborhood organizations and community members that needed to become informed about certain formatting issues regarding Neighborhood Organizations. At times, now knowing who to ask, what to ask or where to go to obtain valuable information can become a barrier to our community members.
The workshop covered valuable information on Neighborhood Organization Deed Restrictions, By-laws and 501c3 Non Profit applications. James Guthrie of Thrivent Financial Services, John Schneider and Richard Risinger, both from the City of Pasadena Legal Department were key speakers for this event.