CROWDSOURCING COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION
The communities of Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin, and Swissvale—through the Tri-Boro Development Forum (TBDF)—are sponsoring an open contest to find practical solutions to pressing problems. Because no matter how hard we try, the problems we face are too large for any one community to solve on their own. The Challenge will: · Connect people from around the region and across the globe through public forums, multimedia technology, and social networking online and off. · Capitalize on every person’s area of expertise, from residents and local leaders to experts in community development, to make collaboration easier and more effective· Take advantage of other communities’ successful efforts to solve problems that are similar to our own. · Engage the community to make civic affairs fun, with the chance to win cash prizes! Interested? The Community 2.0 Challenge kickoff event is Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Braddock Carnegie Library. The event will include an open house from 4:00-6:00pm to familiarize you with the history and geography of the area. An open forum from 6:00-7:00pm will give people an opportunity to voice their concerns. A speaker panel from 7:00-8:00pm will lend their advice on how to articulate these concerns into practical action. And don’t worry if you’re not from around here, all the information you’ll need will be available online at our web site. When: Wednesday March 19th at 4:00 pm Open House, 6:00 pm Community ForumWhere: Braddock Carnegie Library – 419 Library Street in Braddock The Contest runs from March 19th through May 31st Contact: Ron Gaydos, VP Community & Economic Development
Heritage Health Foundation, Inc.
445 Fourth Street, Braddock, PA 15104 Phone: (412) 351-0535 E-mail: rgaydos @ hhfi.org Website: http://www.tbdfconnects.org It all kicks off with a Community Forum for input to bring up and confirm community priorities.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 19TH – BRADDOCK CARNEGIE LIBRARY 4:00 PM: Open House / Community Service Fair6:00 PM: Community Forum – We need to hear from you!7:00 PM: Focus Our Action – Short Term and Long Term Steps to Take Next
Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Ron Gaydos at (412) 351-0535 or rgaydos @ hhfi.org