|Our Neighbors: Nonprofit Mixer Laying
March 30, 2009
Our Neighbors: Nonprofit mixer laying Groundwork
Posted: 03/28/2009 02:39:58 PM PDT
Updated: 03/28/2009 05:53:54 PM PDT
Community groups, businesses and individuals are invited to learn about the organization and its plans to marshal resources for a healthier, more livable city.
Groundwork Richmond ultimately will be part of the national Groundwork USA, a network of independent, not-for-profit, environmental organizations.
Each affiliate is locally organized and controlled, but has access to the national group's resources.
Groundwork's goals include:
· Turning "derelict land and wasted public space" into pocket parks and community gardens.
· Engaging the public in the remediation and reuse of toxic brownfield sites for community benefit.
· Assisting neighborhood schools and helping young people develop job and leadership skills.
The mixer is a chance for those with similar goals to share ideas and consider what can be accomplished by working together under the Groundwork banner.
Dinner, child care and translation will be provided at the mixer. To RSVP or get more details, call Opportunity West at 510-236-5812.
For more information, contact:
Nancy Baer, MSW, Manager
Injury Prevention & Physical Activity Promotion Projects
Contra Costa Health Services
597 Center Ave. Suite 115
Martinez, CA 94553
visit us on the web at cchealth.org
Agenda for Groundwork Mixer, Tuesday, March 31
Nancy Baer-very brief remarks about FORG to Groundwork; introduce Amahra
Amahra-Brief Remarks and share timetable for evening event and introduce Mayor Mcloughlin andTony Norris
Mayor McLaughlin andTony Norris
Food Break and viewing of Earth Team Video
Amahra will introduce speakers (order of speakers)
Doria and Park; Richmond Greenway
Toody; Elm St. Playlot
Iyalode; Peace Garden
remarks and questions from community