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Date: 01-25-11                                                                                                                
For Immediate Release        
                                                                                                     
Contact: Justine Gazzola
Office: 704-336-2350                                                                                                                                        
Cell: 704-315-3259                                                                                                                                          
Email: jgazzola@charlottenc.gov
 
Free Community University Workshops in February and March:
Organizational Tools for Community Groups 
 

(Charlotte, N.C.) -- During the months of February and March, the City of Charlotte’s Community University program is offering a series of free workshops focused on Organizational Tools for Community Groups: Strengthening the Foundations of Your Organization. These workshops are open to all citizens of Charlotte and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://nbs.charlottenc.gov and click on “Community University” or call 704.336.2061.
 
February
Organizational Basics and Beyond
Understand fundamental basics and advanced components in building a strong community based organization
Wednesday, February 9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
 
Strength in Numbers: Building Your Organization
Learn about specific projects that help increase participation in your community based organization
Wednesday, February 16
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
 
Getting Involved: Volunteer and Make a Difference
Learn the importance of volunteering at all ages and discover opportunities for neighborhood groups and individuals to get involved
Monday, February 21
10:30 am - Noon
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
 
March
Communicating Through Technology
Learn about available technology tools and resources to improve the communication in your community based organization
Thursday, March 10
6:30pm-8:00pm
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, room 280
600 East 4th Street
 
Developing Organizational Websites
Understand website basics, including design and content management and the available web resources
Tuesday, March 15
6:30pm-8:00pm
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, room CH-14
600 East 4th Street
 
Uniquely Yours: Branding and Marketing Your Neighborhood
Learn tips on how to “sell” your neighborhood to prospective buyers
Thursday, March 24
10:00am-11:30am
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, room CH-14
600 East 4th Street
 
Parking available at the CMGC deck (232 South Davidson Street). Bring your parking ticket for validation.
Enter CMGC through the basement doors located off of Davidson Street for evening workshops.
 

Community University is a neighborhood capacity building program dedicated to providing high quality training to Charlotte residents to improve the strength and vitality of neighborhood organizations and businesses to enhance the overall quality of community life.  The courses are intended to engage, inform and equip participants with the training and assistance needed to help them improve and maintain Charlotte’s communities and business corridors. All workshops are free and open to Charlotte residents.
 
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