Date: October 8, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Clark Hall
Description: Offered at no cost to more than 200 community members including SJSU students, faculty and staff, this event aims to strengthen the voices and skills of neighborhood residents with workshops taught by practitioner-instructors who have experience in improving local communities. Sessions include “Using the Internet as a Community Organizing Tool,” “Community Policing for Neighborhood Safety,” and “Stabilizing Neighborhoods in Difficult Economic Times.”
Speakers include SJSU, community and elected leaders. Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone will also give a brief address. A lunch-period resource fair will feature some 20 community organizations, including Spartan Athletics, which has graciously donated football tickets to attendees. Sponsors include the SJSU Center for Community Learning and Leadership, Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley, and United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County.
— Submitted by Center for Community Learning and Leadership Associate Director Michael Fallon