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.

Transportation Information Meeting on November 14th, 11:30 am and 7 pm

The Massachusetts LWV recently adopted new Transportation Positions.  Newton LWV Environmental Committee is holding an informational meeting November 14 at NewTV at noon and 7 pm to discuss these new League positions and a concurrence proposal for the Newton League to vote on at our annual meeting.
 
Click 2013 LWVN Transportation Discussion Book for the LWVN Transportation Discussion Book with information on the new positions and three discussion questions for potential new local transportation positions.
 
Please join the discussion  Nov. 14, 11:30 or 7 pm in the NewTV conference room.  If you have any questions, please contact Lucia at 617-332-1893 or dolanlucia@gmail.com.
 

Early Childhood Education Forum this Wednesday, October 16, at 7 p.m.

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial in building the foundation for educational attainment and greatly impacts success or failure in later life.  What are we doing in Newton and  Massachusetts to give our students the building blocks they need for future success?

JOIN US on Wednesday, October 16th from 7:00 – 8:45 pm at the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton, 675 Watertown Street for a discussion of early childhood education.   

Presenters:

Amy O’Leary, Early Education for All Campaign Director 

Amy O’Leary is director of Early Education for All, a campaign of Strategies for Children, an advocacy and policy organization that works to ensure that children in Massachusetts have access to high-quality early education and become proficient readers by the end of third grade. 

Beverly Mobilia, Newton Community Partnerships for Children and Families Coordinator

Newton Community Partnerships for Children and Families (CPCF) is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and administered by the Newton Public Schools.  The mission of the CPCF is to enhance the quality of services for Newton’s children, pre-birth through five years, and their families in a visible, productive, culturally sensitive and accessible manner.  The Council supports families by maintaining and increasing communication and collaboration among programs and agencies serving young children and their families.

This event is a collaboration between the League of Women Voters Newton and the  John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton.

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