City residents are invited to attend the 2015 Great Allentown Summit on Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 2pm-6:30pm in Building 21, the Allentown School District's new high school located at 265 Lehigh Street.
The theme for this year is “Connect, Learn, Do!” Participants will have an opportunity to connect with other engaged residents, attend a workshop and learn information relevant to their neighborhood. The event also offers an opportunity for residents to think about their 2016 neighborhood plans.
Donna J. Carney, Director of the Philadelphia Citizens Planning Institute, is the keynote speaker for the event. The Institute is the education and outreach arm of the City Planning Commission. Carney will speak on the development of educational tools to empower communities of people to learn, grow, and improve the quality of their neighborhoods.
Register for the event!
Day at a glance
2:15 Neighborhood Showcase - learn about your fellow neighborhood groups
2:45 - 4:00 Workshops* Choose one of three
4:10 - 4:50 Light refreshments, connections
5:00 - 5:30 Keynote speaker
5:35 - 6:15 Make your 2016 neighborhood plans!
6:20 - 6:30 Closing/evaluations
Workshops - English (Spanish workshops also occurring and are detailed on the Spanish registration form)
Property Maintenance - learn how to maintain your property, inside and out. Representatives from the City of Allentown and Lehigh County Extension will be present.
Understanding Local Government - City staff will be present to share information and answer your questions.
Outreach and recruitment of residents to join your neighborhood group - Learn how other neighborhoods have been successfully recruiting neighbors to join and support their neighborhood group.
Hábitos saludables _ Cómo comer saludable y en mi presupuesto. Batidos (smoothies) serán hechos y ofrecidos a los participantes.
Finanzas personales _ Enfocándose en el presupuesto, más cómo tener un buen crédito y lo beneficios de tener una cuenta bancaria.
Enendiendo el gobierno local y sus servicios _ Conozca a los líderes de su ciudad, conozca los recursos disponibles, y pregunte todo lo que guste acerca de vivir en Allentown.