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Bringing Neighborhood Associations Together in Codman

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The first Millennium Ten-Neighborhood Association Dinner on April 30th was a milestone event in Codman Square history. Leaders of ten different neighborhood associations and civic groups sat down together for the first time in recent history to share with each other their current successes and future plans for their community. Over 50 people joined Millennium Ten for dinner over locally catered food to talk about what has been going on in their neighborhood over the past year.

 

Throughout the evening, neighborhood leaders had the opportunity to share their successes, learn from each other, and discover ways to be involved with Millennium Ten over the course of the dinner. Five out of the ten neighborhood groups represented had been awarded funds through Millennium Ten's Early Wins projects during the Summer of 2011, and shared stories of the neighborhood building activities that came out of their Early Wins grants.

 

Paul Malkemes, a Millennium Ten steering committee member and head of the Talbot-Norfolk-Triangle (TNT) neighborhood association closed the evening offering the opportunity for neighborhood associations to partner with Millennium Ten. As a final activity, neighborhood leaders brainstormed ways to be involved more with each other and within Millennium Ten.

Due to the overwhelming positive response from the evening, Millennium Ten will be working with neighborhood associations in the future to convene a quarterly Codman Square-inclusive neighborhood association dinner to continue to foster communication and relationship building between neighbors.

 

To learn more about Millennium Ten and other Resilient Communities/Resilient Families projects visit mill-10.org and rc-rf.org.

Jenna Tourje is the Millennium Ten Lead Organizer and can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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