Tuesday, July 5, 2011

NeighborWorks Week Wrap-up: Some of What You May Have Missed

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information from this NeighborWorks Week event:
During NeighborWorks Week, June 4-11, local NeighborWorks organizations mobilized tens of thousands of volunteers, businesspeople, neighbors, friends, and local and national elected and civic leaders for a week of neighborhood change and awareness.

They rehabed and repaired homes, painted and landscaped properties, conducted neighborhood tours, recognized successful partnerships, and hosted events that educated, trained and informed.

Here are some of the exciting events that happened during the 2011 NeighborWorks Week:

NeighborWorks CEO Eileen Fitzgerald Attended Solar Celebration in San Diego

Community HousingWorks celebrated the greening of Las Serenas, a rental community located in one of San Diego’s poorest neighborhoods. During the event, NeighborWorks CEO Eileen Fitzgerald addressed attendees that live at Las Serenas. View blog.

Volunteers Representing NeighborWorks Board Agencies Lent a Hand in DC

Volunteers from NeighborWorks America's board agencies came out during NeighborWorks Week to help with a flower planting project at Cardozo Court Condominiums, a property owned by Manna, Inc., our local NeighborWorks organization in Washington, DC. View photos.

FDIC Director Thomas Curry Joined CDC of Long Island for NeighborWorks Week

FDIC Director Thomas Curry, chair of the Board of Directors of NeighborWorks America, joined Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Citizen’s Bank and other partners to celebrate local community development endeavors, including an energy efficiency retrofit of a home. Here's more information.

In Rhode Island, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse Celebrated NeighborWorks Week

In Rhode Island, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Senator Jack Reed joined NeighborWorks America’s Robert Burns and Deborah Boatright at various ribbon-cutting events in Burrillville and Providence to celebrate the opening of new developments in the community.

A lot more happened during NeighborWorks Week 2011. View these pictures and videos.