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Meet Neighborhow. Brought to you by Code for America and the City of Philadelphia

Meet Neighborhow. Brought to you by Code for America and the City of Philadelphia, Neighborhow will crowd-source how-tos and best practices around specific neighborhood improvement projects. Anyone—residents, groups, even city government—will be able to copy, edit, and improve upon the content. Neighborhow will also connect to resources in city government and community organizations and to tools like Change by Us to help people complete their projects.

We’re piloting Neighborhow in Philadelphia where we’ll focus on three topics related to the city’s “Smarter, Safer, Greener/more sustainable” efforts—organizing a block cleanup, hosting a block party, and starting a neighborhood watch. Before we pilot the Neighborhow program itself, we want to learn if city residents want to participate in and contribute to this kind of learning ecosystem.

We’re asking people to sign up as Writers, Editors, and Doers as a way to assess their interest. Please help us out by sharing Neighborhow with your friends and family. We think it’s valuable to many cities and for many other topics. So get involved and help us build it!

Source:  Office of Mayor Michael A. Nutter


Philadelphia, October 29, 2010 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the appointment of Lydia Hernandez Velez as the Deputy Managing Director for Aging and Otis L. Bullock, Jr. as the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Service (MOCS). continue reading>>

Source: City of Philadelphia

Free Health Preparedness Training for Community-Based Organizations, Sign-Up by July 9

Community-based organizations (CBOs) are invited to participate in a free two-hour Health Preparedness Handbook Training that will provide relevant health-related preparedness information for the communities they serve. The training will include the handbook ‘Everybody Ready: Emergency Planning for Individuals and Families’ and extra materials to share with the public. In order to tailor the training to meet specific health needs and interests, brief assessment interviews are being conducted with interested organizations through July 9. The trainings will be held July 12 through 30. To participate, contact Chad Thomas by email at chad.thomas or at 215-685-6459. DETAILS>>

Source: PCA News Bulletin (June 25, 2010)

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