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Annual Neighborhood Summit

2015 Neighborhood Summit: Connecting Neighborhoods - Partners for Change

When:  Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Where: The Hyatt Place - Garland                                    
             (5101 N. President George Bush Turnpike)
Cost:    $10

Over time, things change. Jobs, technology, circumstances, and even neighborhoods change. But change is good. It means that our lives are dynamic and vibrant. It presents progress and evolution. Change is full of possibility and opportunity. So how do we benefit from all these changes without sacrificing the core of who we are? How do we take advantage of new innovations without chasing the latest fads. Rather than being led by change, how do we harness the opportunities to direct change to the benefit of our neighborhoods? At the 2015 Neighborhood Summit, we will hear from panels of experts and neighborhood leaders that will inspire you with practical and effective ways to be instruments of change. Join the conversation! 






 8 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
 9 a.m. Welcome & Keynote 
10 a.m.   Breakout Sessions (2 Concurrent Sessions)
 11 a.m.  Breakout Session (2 Concurrent Sessions)
 Noon Lunch & Neighbor Networking/Awards & Recognitions
 1 p.m.  Neighborhood Leader Panel
 1:45 p.m.  Closing Remarks


Keynote Speaker:

We are excited to welcome Maria Martinez-Cosio, Assistant Vice-Provost for Faculty Affairs at UT Arlington as our Keynote. Cosio is a sociologist, interested in the intersection of structure, culture and agency in the urban context. As a first -generation college graduate, her interested gravitate towards understanding the experience of immigrants in the urban environment. Her research includes an analysis of the relationships between private foundations engaged in community development and the underserved communities targeted for change. as a qualitative researcher, she teaches graduate courses in qualitative methods, urban theory and social policy formation. 


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For more information, call 972-205-2445 or email neighborhoods@GarlandTx.gov

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