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City Convene connects faith and local leaders to improve communities Part 2

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Story By Lyndsey Schley

Neighboring Your Actual Neighbors

Dave Runyon and Jay Pathak, from Denver CO, discussed their concept of “Neighboring.”

Pathak learned through experience the importance of understanding the landscape of other service providers and working effectively with them.

His church began reaching out to the community through basketball programs, but soon began offering other assistance such as addiction recovery services.  During a visit to a government housing project, he ran into a worker from a social services agency.  Pathak discovered that by offering services isolated from other agencies, they had accidentally undermined much of their work.

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City Convene connects faith and local leaders to improve communities

 

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Story By Lyndsey Schley

 

Business, government, non-profit and faith leaders came together to discuss ways they could work as a group on local social issues at the GoodCities City Convene conference Oct. 18 and 19  at St. George family Center in Akron, OH.

About 110 attendees came to collaborate in the event hosted by the Love Akron Network. The event offered attendees opportunities to learn from speakers who run successful community programs and to network and collaborate with other community members.

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Sweet 16 Turns into Findley Surprise – 2013-04-11

By: Katie Sobiech

Dana_MarkIt’s not every High School girl’s dream to give up her Sweet 16th birthday gifts to benefit others. But that’s exactly what sophomore Dana McKinney at Revere High School did.

McKinney, who has been giving her birthday gifts to others for four years now, was touched by the story of Findley CLC students at the Love Akron Breakfast this past September. And it was then that she decided to give them a sweet surprise.

On December 19th she passed out gift bags to all 500 of the children at Findley.

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