Strengthen your neighborhood and your local public schools at our third annual Neighborhood Institute!
10:00-4:30 (registration begins at 9:30)
Barclay Elementary/Middle School, 2900 Barclay Street
Hear leaders from neighborhoods and public schools all around North Baltimore talk about how they have successfully made their communities greener, safer, and better connected, and their schools stronger and more vibrant!
The day will begin with a panel session on Elements of Great Urban Living: Strong Neighborhood Organizations, Great Schools, Sustainable Communities and Responsive Government featuring:
Donald Manekin, Seawall Development
Anna Custer, Live Baltimore
Bill Henry, 14th District City Council
Karenthia Barber, Ednor-Gardens Lakeside Association
Michael Sarbanes, City Schools (invited)
There will be a light lunch, followed by an afternoon of workshops:
Workshop titles include:
Creating Family Friendly Neighborhoods
Using Technology in Community Associations
Working With Volunteers to Accomplish Goals
Organizing to Advocate for Public Schools
Community Greening and Art
Block Captain Mini-training
Partnering with Police: Models of Citizens on Patrol
Dealing with Problem Liquor Establishments
How to Market Your Neighborhood
Housing Code Enforcement
Greater Homewood Community Leaders Forum
Greater Homewood School Parent Leaders Forum
Workshop time will be set aside to kick off new forums for community leaders and school parent leaders. These new forums will provide new online and face-to-face opportunities for neighborhood and parent leaders to share best practices and solutions to common problems.
The day will close with a networking session for community members to meet and greet one another, share ideas, and make connections and partnerships to help strengthen and develop their communities and schools!