Education Committee Update

The Education Committee welcomes additional members to help advance our 2014-15 agenda. Members are welcome to attend monthly meetings, help with events on the day of, or keep all the planning on track for us – all types of help welcome. [Read more…]

What will your climate change legacy be?

Rachel Brown, a Newton North High School student, recently received an award from LWVN at Annual meeting for her video submitted for the LWVMA “Dear Future Governor” student video contest.  Check out the video here.  Congratulations, Rachel!

For the People: A Civic Education Competition

The League of Women Voters of Newton’s first civic education competition

Four teams of 8th grade students will compete

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LWV Wellesley “Pricing Carbon” Event on YouTube

For those who missed LWV Wellesley’s event last week on carbon tax, here is a link to YouTube video:  LWV Wellesley Event: Pricing Carbon.  

Citywide Meeting on Community Development, Thursday, November 21, 2013

This email was just received on Thursday and may be of interest to many LWVN members:

Many projects combine Newton’s local and state Community Preservation Act funds with  federal community development funds. With apologies if you are receiving this invitation multiple times, please consider attending this important event next Thursday:
 
Community Development Consolidated Plan Event
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Place: Newton North High School Cafeteria
 
For optimal viewing of this invitation, please visit
www.newtonma.gov/consolidatedplan and click “Invitation”
 
Mayor Warren along with the Newton Departments of Health & Human Services and  Planning & Development invites you to participate in an important event regarding the
future use of federal funds, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),
HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and EmergencySolutions Grant (ESG)
funds to further community development, including housing and human services for the City of Newton.
 
Newton is fortunate to be the recipient each year of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address local needs for low- and moderate-income
populations. Every five years, City staff assesses market conditions, affordable housing
and community development needs, and with community input develops data-driven, place-based investment strategies and goals which are contained within the Consolidated Plan.
 
At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss ways to foster successful outcomes for individuals and families through use of available funds and to learn how they can be involved in the development of this community-wide plan. This evening will be the first of many upcoming events that will be held to address accessible public places, affordable housing, human services, neighborhood improvements and economic development.
 
For more information e-mail conplan@newtonma.gov or contact Alice Walkup at
617-796-1125.

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