2014 Neighborhood Place Annual Day
Theme: Super Heroes - Bringing Out the Best in Neighborhood Place
Neighborhood Place, Louisville’s award-winning model of providing services to citizens, will have its “Annual Day” conference to celebrate accomplishments and explore new ideas for providing assistance. More than 350 individuals and many partner groups are expected to attend the Neighborhood Place Annual Day, Oct. 24 at the Fern Valley Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 2715 Fern Valley Rd., between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This year’s theme “Super Heroes: Bringing Out the Best in Neighborhood Place" celebrates the helping spirit in each of the front line staff who serve clients, and provides inspiration to continue to strive for excellence. On this day, the conference will provide participants with new tools that support the Neighborhood Place mission, recharge Neighborhood Place staff to better serve the diverse needs of residents, and allow opportunities for networking and skill-building.
Held for more than 10 years, the Neighborhood Place Annual Day gathers service providers from Louisville’s eight Neighborhood Place locations and staff members from partnering agencies including the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Department of Community Based Services, Seven County Services, Family and Children First and Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.
A major highlight of the event is the dynamic workshops that promote the Neighborhood Place model of providing blended and accessible health, education, employment, and social services that support children and families in their progress toward self-sufficiency. Workshops focusing on leadership styles, adapting to change, cultural awareness, health and nutrition, human trafficking, stress reduction and many more topics will be offered at the conference.
Featured speakers include Colmon Eldridge, Executive Assistant with Governor Steve Beshear’s Office, who will speak on “Bringing out the Best” in our work with people. Steve Tarver, President and CEO of YMCA of Greater Louisville, will provide motivational remarks in the closing session around advocacy and strengthening partnerships in our community. The Fern Creek High School Jazz Band will provide entertainment during lunch.
“As in years past, we anticipate a day full of good and useful information,” said Cassandra Miller, Program Manager for the Neighborhood Place. “It is wonderful that we can extend this opportunity for fellowship with colleagues and provide the chance to gather new resources to help meet the challenging needs of the families we serve."
Each year, more than 200,000 requests for services are made in Jefferson County at Neighborhood Place. To find a Neighborhood Place in your area, please call Metro Call at 311. For more information about registration for Neighborhood Place Annual Day, contact Michele Bright at 574-4516.