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Campus Meets Community Workshop

March 4, 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm
UIC Student Center East
Chicago, IL
Join Illinois Campus Compact,  America's Urban Campus, the Asset-Based Community Development Institute and the University of Illinois at Chicago for a second Campus Meets Community event. Last year, the workshop brought together leaders from campus and community to discuss the current state of campus-community partnerships and to develop new strategies for future partnerships. This year, CMC will focus on best practices and networking. Higher education professionals and community partners will be together throughout the day. Registration for this workshop is free.

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Chicago ABCD Community of Practice Gathering

When and Where
Thursday, February, 2019  

DePaul University Richardson Library in Lincoln Park
Idea Lab 2, Richardson Library 2nd floor​
2350 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Colleagues from the ABCD Institute at DePaul University are initiating a "Community of Practice" (CoP) for local development practitioners who are interested in, and attempting to apply, an asset-based approach in their work. The invitation is also extended to anyone in Chicago, regardless of level of familiarity with the ABCD Institute, who understands development as being driven by, and produced by local residents. We anticipate this CoP will evolve through peer-to-peer relationships where people share their experiences with one another and seek in-depth reflection and input about improving the effectiveness of their work. Our third gathering of the CoP will be on Thursday evening, January 31, 2019, at at DePaul University at the Lincoln Park Campus at 6:00pm ​. We welcome everyone to attend so we can deepen our understandings of each other and ABCD work taking place in the Chicago region.

Use this link to RSVP to the gathering.​

John and Peter host periodic free half-hour conversations with special guests on building community, connecting with the people in your neighborhood and creating alternative futures in local economies, education, health care and other domains of community life.
After the lead-in discussion, John and Peter will open the conversation up for questions and comments from anyone who wants to stay around.
It's easy to listen and participate. If you can’t listen live, the conversation will be archived.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
1:00 pm Eastern Time
Jonathan Massimi
Re-Imagining Community
Jonathan is a community re-inventor known for connecting young people with adult knowledge. One of the ways he does that is by paying attention.
No advance registration needed
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To listen to a past conversation​​​​​​

Tamarack Institute's Vibrant Communities presents: 
ABCD Healthy Neighbourhoods, Healthy Cities

May 28-30 Edmonton Canada

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ABCD Healthy Neighbourhoods, Healthy Cities is a three-day learning opportunity featuring world-renowned thought leaders like John McKnight, Jim Diers, Cormac Russell, Vickie Cammack, Al Etmanski, Paul Born and Howard Lawrence, as well as local practitioners, that will surely inspire you. There will be 20 workshops covering topics like building a sense of community, evaluating community work, community from an indigenous perspective, the role of caring in community, and two experimental tours. 

Each morning participants will hear from two world-renowned keynote speakers and panels. These panels will dive deeper into the work residents do to build community. This will include small and large group conversations and creative design features that include asset mapping, active twitter feeds, a neighbour market and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in one of two Masterclasses and to earn a certificate in either Asset-Based Community Development or Neighbourhood Revitalization.

For more information and to register.​


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