During Neighborhood Networks Week 2009, hundreds of local events
were held in observance of a Neighborhood Networks Week Special
Event Day. Established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) for Neighborhood Networks Week 2007, Special Event
Days offer centers a great starting point for their local event
by providing established event themes that also promote the Initiative's
For Neighborhood Networks Week 2010, Special Event Days include:
||Do It for You Day (Tuesday, August 3).
This Special Event Day focuses on how centers are helping residents
achieve greater self-sufficiency. Past center-hosted Do It for
You Day events have included job fairs, resume-writing workshops,
and graduation ceremonies. |
||Get Connected Day (Wednesday, August 4).
On Get Connected Day, centers are encouraged to host events
that highlight the many ways they deliver technology access
and enhance residents' technological skills, as well as showcase
the critical role technology plays in today's society. Get Connected
Day events have included computer lab tours, Internet use workshops,
and online scavenger hunts. |
||Know Your Neighbors Day (Thursday, August
5). Know Your Neighbors Day focuses on building the bonds
of neighbors to build stronger communities. During past Neighborhood
Networks Weeks, centers have hosted block parties, potlucks,
barbecues, festivals, or open houses. |
The recently updated Neighborhood Networks Week Event Planning
Guide includes new resources that centers can use for their Special
Event Days. These resources include resume/cover letter templates
and samples, mock interview questions, job search engines, Department
of Labor (DOL) resources, a list of the fastest-growing occupations,
educational resources for teaching technology-related workshops,
instructions for using the Neighborhood Networks Web Site Creation
Tool, tips for writing for the Web, an online scavenger hunt, Internet
safety tips, tips for creating strong passwords, a certificate of
appreciation template, potluck sign-up sheet, and a Neighborhood
Networks 15th anniversary coloring page....just to name a few.
More information on Neighborhood Networks Week 2010 is available
online, or you can call the Neighborhood
Networks Information Center toll-free at (888) 312-2743. The hearing
impaired may access the number via TTY by calling the Federal Information
Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
Start planning your event today!