• Great Lakes Urban

2 June 2021 Lunch+Learn

Our Lunch+Learns are designed to share stories and insights about the power of community connecting through asset-based community development.

This past Wednesday, over lunch, we gathered with national leaders from Richmond Virginia, Mercede, California, and Memphis, Tennessee to learn about how listening and building connections strengthens neighborhoods and transforms lives.

Great Lakes Urban directly supports such efforts in the cities of Holland and Wyoming, and other areas of West Michigan. You can find our previous Lunch+Learn—which focused on the local story of Holland—in a post below.

But Great Lakes Urban also wants to use what we’ve learned doing this work since 2008 to help catalyze a national movement, a pandemic of connectedness, belonging, and collective self-efficacy that sparks change in the places where we live, work and play.

As part of that, we have joined with eight other founding organizations from across the country to launch and grow a Network for Social Transformation. What binds us together is a commitment to relationally-driven, ground-up, asset-based, and place-centered neighborhood and community transformation.

On June 2nd, we welcomed the luminary founders and directors of three of those organizations—Kaleidoscope Collaborative, Amy Moritz Consulting, and Lifeline CDC—to share from their significant experience generating just and lasting change.

If you missed it, you can still listen in by clicking here.

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