All Blog Posts Tagged 'communities' (4)

What a small group of volunteers can accomplish! What's your Community Building and Organizing Story?

Chelsea Neighborhood Developers was founded in 1979 to revitalize the Addison-Orange Neighborhoods of Chelsea, Massachusetts. Chelsea is a dynamic small city located just minutes away from the heart of Boston; While the total population of Massachusetts was flat from 1980 to 2000, Chelsea’s population grew by 38%; Chelsea is the fastest growing city in the region, creating…


Added by Sara Varela on January 3, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Mentoring tomorrow’s leaders

Asian American for Equality (AAEE), located in the heart of Chinatown in New York City, has a 35 year history of empowering the disenfranchised to speak for their rights. This summer they continued this tradition by building community at their Chinatown Summer Street Festival where they reached 15,000 local residents and workers. The Festival’s theme “Building Green and Healthy Communities” included Go Green Chinatown! Youth Initiative, a youth-led action plan that tackles designing a…


Added by Sara Varela on December 13, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Community Building and Organizing


My name is Sara Varela and I have the honor of working in the National Community Building and Organizing Program(CB&O) at NeighborWorks America. From this perspective, I get to learn about the fabulous work done by all of our…


Added by Sara Varela on December 1, 2010 at 4:35pm — 5 Comments

First Friday, Any Friday, Anywhere

Greensboro's Center City Park with Christmas tree and skyline in background (photo credit-myself)

This past Friday I attended Greensboro’s annual Festival of Lights, which also happened to coincide with the monthly First Friday celebration held by Downtown Greensboro, Inc. I went to my very first First Friday over the summer, and enjoyed looking at art and seeing the revitalization of downtown Greensboro. I’ve been downtown on… Continue

Added by Kristen Jeffers on December 7, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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