Workshop schedule for Friday, October 5th (continued)

(H - Health, W - Wealth, E - Education, L - Leadership)

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

W - Great Miami River Way - Elizabeth Connors, Presenter

The Riverway connects 99 miles of vibrant riverfront communities, engaging in recreational and cultural opportunities, strengthening neighborhood connections, and encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy memorable experiences. Our Goals: Increase use of historical, cultural, and recreational assets, attract more visitors, support economic development, and strengthen river corridor neighborhoods.

L - Providing An Alternative to the Street for America's Youth

Monnie Bush, Presenter

Since opening their doors in 2009, The Victory Project Incorporated has offered an alternative to the streets for area youth. Young men between the ages of 12 and 18 have found a place where the staff, volunteers and peers offer love and accountability on a consistent, long-term basis.

E - Safe Neighborhoods - Dr. Jack Dustin, Presenter

The "Safe Neighborhoods" workshop/presentation will report the results from a three year plus Bureau of Justice Affairs-Project Safe Neighborhood project involving the Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Juvenile Justice, University of Dayton and Wright State University.  Information will include lessons learned and ideas for making our communities both safer and more just.

W - Gem City Market - Rachel Meketon and Amaha Sellassie, Lela Klein, Presenters

This workshop will provide an overview of how cooperative work, a brief history of the use of cooperatives to promote racial and economic equity, and then a case study of development of the Gem City Market in Dayton to combat the city's food desert.

E - Mission of Mary Farms - Stephen Mackell, Presenter

Learn about urban farming and gardening of the Mission of Mary Cooperative.  Highlights of their year round food growing and distribution methods with an overview of their newest farm location - a five acre mixed used public green space along with their partners East End Community Services, University of Dayton and design firm MKSK.

L - Beyond Meetings: Creative Ways to Authentic Dialogue

Karen DeMasi, Presenter  

This session will provide examples of the interactive activities and a discussion on lessons learned over the planning period on how to engage people often left out of traditional planning process. An important lesson is that pragmatic leaders exist but are not always recognized as such.