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CONNECTING COMMUNITY: the 16th Annual Neighborhood Symposium, an Event for All to Attend
 
March 22, 2011
For Immediate Release               
                                                                                             
Contact: Justine Gazzola
Phone: 704-336-2350                                                                                                                                   
Cell: 704-315-3259                                                                                                                                         
Email: jgazzola@charlottenc.gov
 
 
(Charlotte, N.C.) -- The 16th annual Neighborhood Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 am – Noon at Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Central Campus, Overcash Building (1206 Elizabeth Avenue). The Symposium is a free event hosted by the City of Charlotte.
 
The theme of the Symposium this year is ‘Connecting Community’ and will feature a new level of community engagement through short neighborhood-led presentations, designed to inspire other neighborhoods to get involved in a neighborhood project of their own. Presentations will be themed around creating a safe environment, involving youth, promoting sustainability and energy efficiency, and engaging community partners. Neighborhoods will also learn about funding resources for their next neighborhood project.
 
During the second half of the program, attendees will be grouped by geographic region to learn about events happening in their area such as new greenway construction, new roads/sidewalks, new fire stations, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools volunteer opportunities, civic projects and business activities.
 
Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Symposium event. Pre-registration is required. Go to http://nbs.charlottenc.gov or call 704-336-2061 to register or for more information.
 
CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts – Sensoria,  and the Charlotte Clean and Green Earth Day Festival will be taking place in partnership with, and simultaneous to, the Neighborhood Symposium, making it a full day with many fun and exciting activities for the whole family. Festival exhibits, classes and activities will take place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Elizabeth Avenue.
 
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