Aside from a small number of schools and playgrounds, there seems little evidence that the needs of children are reflected in our built environment. As a parent and a community-builder down in Menlo Park and founder of theÂ Playborhood blog, Mike Lanza has become a passionate advocate for children’s right to play outside in their neighborhood streets. Mike shares his insights with NENfm. Episode Length: 22:42 Download this episode (right click [...]Read more ›
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On June 2, 2011, hundreds of people who are passionate about their communities – from local government to neighborhood activists to nonprofit leaders – will gather for Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp to connect with one another, grow their skills and expand the tools and resources they use to strengthen and enrich their neighborhoods. Boot Camp includes keynote presentations, more than 20 workshops and discussions,Â and interactive sessions where attendees get to [...]Read more ›
Neighborhood organizers get a real energy boost when they come together. In fact, it’s essential to community work. That why, on Saturday August 14th, we at the NEN were so excited to be part of theÂ 2010 Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp, an event that focused on capacity building within communities in the Bay Area and across the nation. The event united hundreds of activists, together with dozens of speakers, workshops, resources, and [...]Read more ›
Embracing Web 2.0 tools, the City of San Francisco has started making its data more open to the public. NENfm interviews Adriel Hampton, web specialist and speaker at the upcoming Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, about the potential of this move and if it’s actually possible to make sense of so much data. Episode Length: 26:02 Download this episode (right click and save) Show Information Guest: Adriel Hampton, investigator with the SF [...]Read more ›
Those communities that successfully tackled crime, cleaned up trash, and got the neighbors talking – how did they do it? In this presentation, NEN Director Daniel Homsey outlines the stages through which most neighborhoods go on their journey to becoming active communities. Daniel ends with the secret ingredient that carries communities beyond single-issue flash campaigns to long term resilient neighborhoods. [Also viewable on Youtube here.]Read more ›
These are exciting times at the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN). In this introduction presentation, NEN Director Daniel Homsey discusses the events, social media strategies, and partnerships at the heart of the NEN’s work. [Also viewable on Youtube here.]Read more ›