November 2016 Newsletter

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November 2016

News & Ideas for Building Thriving Communities

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ALL IN Alameda County's 2016 Community Listening Sessions Mini-Grant Awardees

Focus on: Community Listening Sessions

Over the summer, ALL IN staff began preparations to provide mini-grants to community individuals, groups, nonprofits, and businesses to host listening sessions.  

Last fall, the community listening sessions provided valuable feedback from low-income communities on what is and is not working in their neighborhoods.  Those listening sessions provided a guide for February's ALL IN for Thriving Communities Social Innovation Fair, which has directed ALL IN's programs for 2016.

As a part of an ongoing community engagement process, ALL IN has established community listening sessions as an annual program to continue receiving guidance from the community in action team development.  

This year, we received over EIGHTY applications and were able to fund SEVENTY-SEVEN of them! 

These organizations, community groups, and individuals will be hosting listening sessions throughout Alameda County and engaging with homeless individuals, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, refugees, monolingual immigrants, formerly incarcerated individuals and their families, and more to hear what they have to say. 

A full list of 2016 grantees can be found on the ALL IN website.

More photos from our 2016 Community Listening Session Mini-Grant Awardee Orientation are available on our Facebook page.

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ALL IN staff member, Brittaney Carter, leads the ALL IN grantees in an icebreaker 

The ALL IN Quarterly Report for September 2016 is now available!

The report includes updates on the Action Teams, information on our website redesign, and a spotlight on Clean 360

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A panel of 2015 Community Listening Sessions Mini-Grant Awardees provides advice and insight for the 2016 awardees at the 2016 awardee orientation.