#FridayFeeling is #TransformLindenwold
About a month ago a small team began forming to see if they could get Lindenwold selected to apply for the Transform South Jersey Community Heart & Soul Program. In a nutshell, it's an amazing opportunity to grow your community in meaningful ways by going through a series of community building exercises. With it comes $100,000 in grant money, expert training, and tools to share stories, and connect. Great News! This team succeeded in having Lindenwold selected as one of the towns invited to move forward.
What comes next is the formal application process. There are quite a few steps involved, some of which include hosting a few brainstorming events. Everyone in the community will have an opportunity to have their voice heard. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime, feel free to visit https://transformsouthjersey.org/ to learn more. There you find information about the Heart & Soul Program as well as webinars and downloads. Take a look. Get involved.
From their website: "Community Heart & Soul is a catalyst for positive change in small cities and towns. By actively seeking the collective wisdom of all residents, including those whose voices are often missing, Community Heart & Soul brings people together to build stronger, healthier and more economically vibrant communities. This resident-driven model helps build trust while taking into account the unique character of a town and the deep emotional connection of the people who live there—a town’s “Heart & Soul®.” These collective insights into what truly matters most guide a community in making the best decisions about its future."