Jenita | 09/11/10 @ 10:46am
Tuesday, Sept. 14th, from 6-9pmThird Federal Building, 7007 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105September 10, 2010The Social Capital Working Group is hosting an orientation for people interested in learning more about the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 (SC2019) initiative. The meeting is geared toward people who are new to Sustainable Cleveland 2019 and would like to know more about it.There is no cost to attend the orientation and food and refreshments will be served. People interested in attending should RSVP to Jenita McGowan at firstname.lastname@example.orgSC2019 is an economic development initiative that began in 2009 with a three-day summit that successfully engaged nearly 700 stakeholders in the region to launch a community-wide, 10 year initiative to build a sustainable economy. The 2009 summit resulted in the formation of more than 20 working groups made up of community volunteers who have been working for the past year on a variety of sustainability projects, advocacy, research and pilots.The Social Capital Working Group is made up of volunteer representatives from Neighborhood Connections, Policy Bridge, Currere, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Leadership Center, Civic Commons, Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Slavic Village Development. The group formed to use bridging social capital in order to strengthen connections between people in order to create a more vibrant and sustainable community.This and many other Greater Cleveland initiatives are aligned with Sustainable Cleveland 2019,† an economic development initiative that began in 2009 with a three-day summit that successfully engaged nearly 700 stakeholders in the region to launch a community-wide, 10-year effort to build a sustainable economy. SC2019's mission is to build an economic engine to empower a "Green City on a Blue Lake" by the year 2019-the 50th anniversary of the infamous Cuyahoga River fire.To continue SC2019 momentum, the City of Cleveland will host a sustainability summit on September 22 and 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Public Auditorium in the Cleveland Convention Center.† Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson will convene community stakeholders during Summit 2010: The Glocal Engine to build resilience, activate local resources, take action and accelerate momentum of SC2019 initiatives. "Glocal" is a hybrid term of the words global and local and refers to strengthening Greater Cleveland's economy in ways that help both regional and international businesses grow and profit by investing locally to increase the global marketability of Cleveland. More information on the upcoming summit can be found at www.cleveland-oh.gov/AISummit.