NEWHALLVILLE GRASSROOTS ACTION PLANNING Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 – 5:30pm Lincoln Bassett Elementary School

NOTES FROM GROUP SESSIONS

 

SAFETY

Facilitator:  Leonard Jihad & Sheldon Tucker

 

  • Better communication and trust between the police and community

    • Visit the Police Academy to talk with cadets about community concerns

    • Meet with the Area/District Manager to discuss how to build trust

      • Person(s) Responsible: ?

        • Deadline:

  • More Community Outreach

    • Involve community in the selection of Street Outreach Workers

      • Person(s) Responsible: ?

        • Deadline:

  • Community Upgrades

    • Lights

    • Cameras

    • The cutting of tree branches that block the view of cameras is happening now

      • Person(s) Responsible: ?

        • Deadline:

  • Organize

    • Talk to youth to teach them about our work as a collective

    • What are Black men doing to honor each other?

      • Person(s) Responsible: ?

        • Deadline:



JOBS

Facilitator(s):  Arthur Edwards, Gary Gates, Rodney Williams

 

  • Identify Resources

    • Person(s) Responsible: ?

      • Deadline:

  • Network Collaborate

    • Person(s) Responsible: ?

      • Deadline:

  • Mentorship Training Program

    • Person(s) Responsible: ?

      • Deadline:

  • Increase Youth Employment & Job Training

    • Person(s) Responsible: ?

      • Deadline:

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        EDUCATION

        Facilitator(s):  Gemma Lumpkin & Ife Waters

         

        • Restoring the Village System (Create Support System)

          • Person(s) Responsible: ?

            • Deadline:

        • Build Student Voice (Disengaged Students)

          • Person(s) Responsible: ?

            • Deadline:

        • Increase attendance and City-wide Parent Team Meetings

          • Person(s) Responsible: ?

            • Deadline:

        • Making BOE accountable for updating policies

          • Person(s) Responsible: ?

            • Deadline:

        • Meet parents where they are at (Sport events, etc…)

          • Person(s) Responsible: ?

            • Deadline:

        • Connect kids to safe adults

          • Person(s) Responsible: ?

            • Deadline:

         

        YOUTH

        Facilitator(s):  Kyisha Velasquez

         

        • Meet w/youth to find out what they want/reach out through social media possibly w/survey.  Find youth who will send messages out.  

          • Persons Responsibilities: Krystal, Dearie & Samera

            • Deadline:  8/15/17

        • Identify pastors & churches that will allow use of their buildings for youth activities

          • Person Responsible:  Steve

            • Deadline:  8/15/17

        • Identify adults willing to work w/kids where they are on a consistent basis – go canvassing

          • Person Responsible:  Kyisha, Niki

            • Deadline:  8/15/17

        • Identify community businesses and organizations to see what they are willing to give us access to use (i.e. kitchen, office, etc…).  

          • Person(s) Reponsible:  Steve

            • Deadline:  8/15/17

        • Healing circles to allow kids time to process their hurt and anger.   Attend an overnight camp (Camp Farnum, etc…) by the end of August.   

          • Person(s) Responsible:  Barbara, Steve, Samera, Krystal, Kyisha & Holly

            • Deadline:  8/15/17



        COMMUNITY BUILDING

        Facilitator(s):  Barbara Vereen

         

        • Merge Facebook pages – Newhallville

            • Revitalization & Rebuild

            • Newhallville Resource Center

            • A Taste of Newhallville

              • Person(s) Responsible: ?

                • Deadline:

          • Support Community Beautification Project

            • Collaborate

            • Partner w/city for clean-up days

            • Neighborhood Garden

              • Person(s) Responsible: ?

                • Deadline:

          • Block Parties

            • Educate on Process

              • Person(s) Responsible: ?

                • Deadline:

          • Stores Giving Back

            • Person(s) Responsible: ?

              • Deadline:

          • Gathering Clergy for church involvement

            • Person(s) Responsible: ?

              • Deadline:


            • Let me begin by thanking you for your participation in the Newhallville Grassroots Action Planning meeting on Tuesday night at Lincoln Bassett School.  It was truly exciting to be in a room full of passionate community leaders (like you) working together to improve the lives of Newhallville residents.
          • Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 14th, 2017 at Lincoln Bassett School – 5:30pm.  The meeting will focus on the following:

             

            1)   Updates and/or revisions on the tasks that individuals volunteered to complete within their group

            2)   Review of existing resources (technical assistance and/or funding) earmarked specifically for Newhallville residents

            3)   Identification and solicitation of new resources that can support community leaders, organizations and/or institutions operating within Newhallville

             

            If you have any questions or additional suggestions for the next meeting, please feel free to contact me via email.  I look forward to your continued leadership in our next meeting. 

             Kermit Carolina carolinakermit@gmail.com

             

            "You're either part of the solution or part of the problem."  - (Leroy) Eldridge Cleaver

             

            “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave.  I Rise!  I Rise! I Rise!”

            -Maya Angelou

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