This is a combined group event with participation from volunteers from http://www.meetup.com... http://www.meetup.com..., htp://www. meetup.com/AsianAmericans, http://www.meetup.com... and other groups we co-sponsor so you may make interesting contacts with people interested in bridging cultural, digital and other divides. We were also inspired by people who are interested in personal, business, spiritual and community advancement and volunteerism in Downtown D.C. We look forward to know you better and meet you on the third Sundays at 12:30 PM to 2pm for general networking over lunch at the Burma Restaurant, one block from Gallery Place/Chinatown at 740 6th St. NW 2nd floor, Wash. DC. Restaurant phone is 202 638 1280.
There will be tables for people interested in inner and outer development, business networking, social networking and spiritual networking. You can choose to sit in one or many tables during the event. If you have some time to contribute as a volunteer, please let members of the Organizing Committee know. We invite you to join the leadership/organizing committee to help produce these free monthly events! Look forward to welcome you on the 3rd Sundays at the Burma Restaurant! Thanks!
See OneCitySummit.dc.gov/, also for the
Feb. 11, 2012 One City Summit Preliminary Report, see http://org2.democracy...
Making genuine progress toward creating “One City” is the Mayor’s highest priority. Mayor Gray has said that One City “is the recognition that all District residents, no matter their differences, are bound together by a common destiny and a shared desire to make the city even better for the people who live here. Regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ward or neighborhood, we all want a vibrant, sustainable city, where all residents have an opportunity to provide for themselves and their families, where every neighborhood is safe, where every student goes to a good school, where every tax dollar is spent wisely on a government that works, and where citizens’ voices really count.” Yet the District government cannot achieve this goal alone.
We’d like your thinking on some of the specific questions that we’ll be wresting with at the summit: How do we grow and diversify the economy? What do DC government, businesses, and non-profits need to do to help people who aren’t currently job-ready get the skills they need to find work, especially in growing sectors of the economy? In order to have healthy, thriving infants and toddlers, what District government services and resources will be most important for our families and communities?
What are your ideas for making the District of Columbia truly “One City?”
One City Summit
Washington, DC February 11, 2012
On February 11th, about 1,700 District of Columbia residents joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city leadership at the Walter E.Washington Convention Center. Participants at the Summit spent the day discussing what it means to be One City and how to overcome challenges and build on the District’s strengths to improve the quality of life for all residents. Throughout the day, participants discussed how we: 1) Create a more diverse and growing economy, 2) Ensure greater early success for all infants and toddlers 3) Educate our youth for the economy of tomorrow, and 4) Align residents’ job skills with our growing economy
Mayor Gray opened the day by outlining what the vision of One City means to him. For their discussions on the day’s topics, the Mayor asked participants to think beyond themselves, their families, and their friends to ensure that we create a progressive, prosperous, inclusive, vibrant city for everyone. Throughout the meeting, participants used keypad polling to register their views and engaged in facilitated group discussions aboutbeing One City. The One City Summit utilized methodology from America Speaks, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that engages citizens in the public decision-making that affects their lives.
For details see website link below. Quotations from: Feb. 11, 2012 One City Summit Preliminary Report, see http://org2.democracy...
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