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Notes from Greater Buckeye Network Night

Did you miss Greater Buckeye Network Night in November? Don't worry! We took notes. Here's a taste of the Business of the Network conversations. How do we create safe spaces within schools to deal with stress, grief and other forms of emotional distress, particularly as it relates to violence? Maris and Renee hosted this conversation, and eight people joined them including three young people. Key Points were: Folks don't know.
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Notes from November’s Network Night

Another energetic Network Night last week! We had more Business of the Network conversations than ever before. Here's a taste of some of them: How do we stay safe in our communities especially during the holidays? And how do we recognize how grief is impacting young people and connected to the violence that's been plaguing many neighborhoods recently? Derrick and Coleen hosted this conversation. Colleen was especially interested.
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Learn Together about Community Network Building

Neighbor Up University kicked off in spring 2015 with Community of Practice, a gathering to learn more -- together -- about the Community Network Building approach. There is never cost to attend the monthly gathering. Just bring your best self! Come share what you know and learn what you want to know about bringing people together to support one another and act collectively on community issues. Held from 1 to 3.
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City Repair: Rainworks party

If you missed the Rainworks party, check out photos and quotes from the day on our Facebook page. Then join us in spring 2016 to paint! Find out more about Rainworks (and see a video about it) and learn how neighbors will use it in the Stockyards neighborhood here..
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Notes from October’s Network Night

It was a packed house at Network Night last week. Some of the Business of the Network conversations were: I need tasty, healthy recipes. Dawn hosted this conversation and about 12 people joined her. Dawn is looking for ways to make healthier meals for herself, her husband and their two children. People talked about using community supported agriculture groups like Fresh Fork where for a monthly fee, farm-fresh.
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City Repair Cleveland: Rainworks Design Party

Come join the Rainworks Design Party from 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, October 3 at NxGen Preserve 63 Community Garden, 3391 W. 63rd St.  This is about planning for neighbors' special City Repair Cleveland Rainworks project to be done in the spring at Storer Park, West 67th Street and Storer Avenue. There will be food, fun, poetry, inspiration and community. Bring a chair, bring your friends, bring the kids and bring your.
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Notes from Greater Buckeye Network Night

Greater  Buckeye Network Night was back Sept. 16 after a brief hiatus. We had a new location -- East End Neighborhood House -- and it was a great and welcoming space. Thanks for hosting us, East End! Here are some notes from the Business of the Network conversations: [gallery columns="2" ids="90406,90407"] How can we put in place some kind of safety check-in or pipeline so people feel safe.
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A poem inspired by City Repair Night

A neighbor wrote this poem after Monday evening’s City Repair Night when folks got more information on building their own Little Free Libraries. We will host a Little Free Library Build Day Oct.12. Check back for details! The Little Free Library has come around my way, Providing books to youth every day, I peer inside to what has arrived, Only to find a really good book in the back.
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We’re celebrating!

This Monday makes an important milestone in our work: Cleveland City Council is set to do a first reading of an ordinance allowing street painting in Cleveland. Join us at City Repair Night to celebrate and to continue the work of creating beautiful, community gatherings spaces in our neighborhoods. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 14 Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Ave.  (Parking in back off of Prospect Avenue) This year, we end the.
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Notes from Network Night

[gallery ids="90155,90153,90156"] We had a great Network Night this month. Here is a taste of some of the Business of the Network conversations: What brings a community together? Jonathan hosted this conversation. He recently moved to Little Italy from out of town and is interested in getting to know his neighbors and creating more of a community on his block. About 10 people joined the conversation. Twila talked.
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Neighbor Up on Wealth Trip to Detroit

Earlier this month, a group of Neighbor Up members interested in supporting small businesses in Cleveland went to Detroit to research how black-owned businesses thrive there. In two days, we visited 11 black-owned businesses and interviewed seven entrepreneurs to learn about their successes and struggles, and to get their advice about being entrepreneurs in the post-industrial Midwest. We were particularly interested in the similarities and differences in the challenges that Detroit and Cleveland face.
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Notes from Network Night

Here is a taste of some of the Business of the Network conversations from Network Night in August. What are the challenges impacting RTA riders? Tom hosted this conversation and about six people joined in. They talked about Sunday service, loss of transfers and winter weather. How can we get youth involved and interested in financial literacy outside of school? Chirs hosted this conversation and eight people joined him..
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Notes on City Repair Night

Last week's City Repair Night had amazing energy!  Close to 40 people came together for the evening. We had new folks, and those who've been in the fold for years. City Repair Night is a part of Neighbor Up University, where everyday people share their wisdom and knowledge to make Cleveland a better place. Designing a gathering space Our main conversation this month was about designing a gathering space or.
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Notes from Greater Buckeye Network Night

We had a powerful night in Buckeye last night at Greater Buckeye Network Night, Neighbor Up's newest Network Night just for neighbors in the Buckeye, Larchmere, Mt. Pleasant, Shaker Square and Woodland Hills neighborhoods. It is sponsored by the St. Luke's Foundation and hosted at St. Luke's Pointe. Here are some of the questions members talked about: How do you interact with public transportation and how can it.
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Notes from Neighbor Up University: Community of Practice

The community of practice is a monthly learning exchange open to anyone interested in learning more about Community Network Building -- the philosophy behind the Neighbor Up network.  It's from 1 to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Trinity Commons. Thanks to everyone who stepped up to steward part of the gathering in June. Mr. Parris did a great job in leading us through the check-in..
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