Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 1 to 5 p.m., Daugherty Elementary School, 500 W. Miller Rd, Garland, Cost: FREE
Great neighborhoods are made by great neighbors. The social capital of a community is just as important as the physical appearance. So how do we establish the relationships needed to manage a neighborhood? Where do we start to maintain or enhance a neighborhood’s appearance? Attend this year’s Neighborhood Summit: Building Homes Bigger than Houses to learn how you can lend a hand in building a neighborhood you are proud to call home.
Evan Weissman, Warm Cookies of the Revolution, Denver, CO
Evan Weissman is the founding executive director of Warm Cookies of the Revolution, the world's first Civic Health Club. Warm Cookies of the Revolution uses innovative events and programming to create opportunities for citizens to exercise their "civic health". Events range from "What's Brewin'?, (a dumb name for great program on budget priorities and beer)", to "Stompin' Ground Games, a Neighborhood Olympics of Art and Civic Pride". He was a member of the award-winning Buntport Theater Company for over 12 years as playwright, director, designer and actor. Evan was formerly a Kellogg Foundation Leadership for Community Change Fellow with Mi Casa Resource Center for Woment, Jane Addams-Andrew Carnegie Fellow for Leadership and Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University, and founding organizer of Colorado Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Social and Economic Justice. He also teaches courses on nonviolence at The Colorado College. He lives in Denver with his wife Kristin and son Ezra.