Crowdsourcing Community Revitalization

Spotted at I Heart Pgh:
The communities of Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin, and Swissvale—through
the Tri-Boro Development Forum (TBDF)—are sponsoring an open contest to find
practical solutions to pressing problems. Because no matter how hard we try, the
problems we face are too large for any one community to solve on their own.

The Challenge will: · Connect people from around the region and across the
globe through public forums, multimedia technology, and social networking online
and off. · Capitalize on every person’s area of expertise, from residents and
local leaders to experts in community development, to make collaboration easier
and more effective· Take advantage of other communities’ successful efforts to
solve problems that are similar to our own. · Engage the community to make civic
affairs fun, with the chance to win cash prizes!

Interested? The Community 2.0 Challenge kickoff event is Wednesday, March
19, 2008, at the Braddock Carnegie Library. The event will include an open house
from 4:00-6:00pm to familiarize you with the history and geography of the area.
An open forum from 6:00-7:00pm will give people an opportunity to voice their
concerns. A speaker panel from 7:00-8:00pm will lend their advice on how to
articulate these concerns into practical action. And don’t worry if you’re not
from around here, all the information you’ll need will be available online at
our web site.

When: Wednesday March 19th at 4:00 pm Open House, 6:00 pm Community
ForumWhere: Braddock Carnegie Library – 419 Library Street in Braddock The
Contest runs from March 19th through May 31st Contact: Ron Gaydos, VP Community
& Economic Development
Heritage Health Foundation, Inc.
445 Fourth
Street, Braddock, PA 15104 Phone: (412) 351-0535 E-mail: rgaydos @ hhfi.org
Website: http://www.tbdfconnects.org

It all kicks off with a Community Forum for input to bring up and confirm
community priorities.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 19TH – BRADDOCK CARNEGIE LIBRARY
4:00 PM: Open House / Community Service Fair
6:00 PM: Community Forum – We need to hear from you!
7:00 PM: Focus Our Action – Short Term and Long Term Steps to Take
Next
Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Ron Gaydos
at (412) 351-0535 or rgaydos @ hhfi.org

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