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Community Development - March 28, 2019

The Community Development Department is holding a second information and interest meeting about the new Winston-Salem Community Coalition and the department’s new C.O.R.E. initiative on Thursday, April 4, for those who were not able to attend the meeting earlier this week. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Drive, Winston-Salem. 

The Community Coalition is intended to serve as a unified group of neighborhood association leaders, partnering agencies, community stakeholders and local government staff working toward resident-led actions to improve communities. 

The coalition is a component of the city's new C.O.R.E. initiative, which is designed to engage city residents, build stronger communities and strengthen neighborhood associations. C.O.R.E. stands for Collaborative Outreach, Revitalization and Engagement.

Neighborhood associations that sign up to participate in C.O.R.E. will automatically be enrolled in Neighborhoods USA, a non-profit organization that works to strengthen neighborhood organizations. 

Other components of C.O.R.E. include a Neighborhood Academy that will hold quarterly workshops for neighborhood associations; an online Connect Your Community calendar that will serve as a common calendar of events;  a Community Toolkit that will provide residents with resources and general guidance for neighborhood-specific projects and encourage citizen-led initiatives; and a "Front Door Friday" initiative with teams of officials going door-to-door to engage city residents.

For more information about C.O.R.E. or the Community Coalition meeting, contact Tabetha Childress at tabethab@cityofws.org, or call 336-734-1249.

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