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Sign Up Today for The Neighborhood Empowerment Summit, Sept. 8th!

Jason Chan, the Mayor’s District 6 liaison, sent this out to folks on his email list this morning.

Dear Community Partner,

Over the last few months, a group of representatives from City Agencies, Non Profits, and Neighborhoods have been working together to create a new initiative called the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN).

The goal of NEN is to make it easier for communities to partner with city agencies and non profits to improve the neighborhoods they call home. By featuring examples of how real people took on real challenges and won, the Network will be an invaluable resource to communities that want to make their neighborhoods safer, greener, cleaner, stronger and better prepared for natural disasters.

The first major NEN event will be the Neighborhood Empowerment Summit on Saturday, September 8th at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from 9am to 4pm. This all day resource fair will feature dozens of agencies and non profits committed to working with anyone who wants to improve their neighborhood. Additionally, the summit will include break out sessions through out the day featuring real people and partner agencies explaining how they worked together to improve their neighborhood.

This is just the beginning for NEN and we hope you’ll visit the link below to sign up for the Summit today. On September 8th, we’ll provide more details on the NEN and how it will help empower neighborhoods to accomplish their goals.

http://www.empowersf.org/

If you cannot attend on the 8th, use the same form to register as a NEN member and check the box that says you can’t make it on Saturday, and we’ll keep you up to speed on what the Network is doing to help your neighborhood.

This is a very promising event, and I encourage you to sign up and to attend if you can. For the morning session, I signed up for “Stronger communities through neighborhood associations” and for the afternoon session, I signed up for “Greener and cleaner neighborhood streets.”

Hope to see you there on September 8th!

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