Omaha NeighborFest: Activating People, Places and Spaces

Omaha’s 136+ active neighborhood associatons need more opportunities for engagement, learning, and inspiration. Building on momentum from Neighborhoods, USA 2017, Omaha NeighborFest is a community-driven event aimed to build neighborhood association leaders’ capacity, increase community-based volunteerism, and strengthen grassroots community development initiative in all Omaha neighborhoods. Our focus area for 2018 is the North 24th Street Corridor.

What to expect at NeighborFest:

  • Pop-up demonstrations to provide interactive how-to’s on neighborhood projects.
  • Vendor booths to connect city and nonprofit resources with neighborhood leaders and community advocates.
  • Live music to set the tone of a celebration and recruit attendees that do not typically participate in neighborhood associations and community-based programming.
  • Workshops to give skills and action steps to attendees about ongoing programs and resources to support their community endeavors.
  • Speakers to inspire and increase understanding about the philosophy of grassroots community development work.
  • Project pitches to give attendees an opportunity to speak to the audience about their goals for a community-based project and become eligible to apply for a mini-grant.
  • Letter mailed 6/5 to create more awareness of upcoming election dates and register more citizens to vote.

 

Event Details:

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

North 24th Street