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CCE Brown Bag: Civic Capacity in our Communities

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305
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Speaker: Christina Mastroianni, Director of Civic Engagement, Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond

Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts weekly Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, from 12:30–1:25p.m. on most Fridays during the academic year. Each week, a speaker or small panel leads a presentation on a provocative social issue, then opens up the floor for discussion. Free pizza will be provided.

This week's CCE Brown Bag speakers will discuss how when civic life is healthy, communities have the civic capacity to create and sustain community life and public policies that are purposeful and self-directed. Through an intensely collaborative process, the Capital Region Collaborative identified eight priority areas for the region and the Civic Innovations team within the Community Foundation has aligned their work to complement these priority areas. But how does that relate to the individual who wants to lend their time, talent or treasure? Come hear about the work of Civic Innovations team at the Community Foundation and leave with opportunities for immediate and longer term engagement. Our speaker will also talk about Give A Day RVA, HandsOn Greater Richmond's annual day of service that gives the Richmond region the opportunity to make a difference at one of many organized volunteer opportunities across the region.