Posts tagged ‘community’


I can’t say thanks enough to everyone that voted for ConnectHelp in the Global Startup Battle. I just finished a meeting with my ConnectHelp team. We are all thrilled after hearing from so many of you. Your positive comments validated our idea and have encouraged us more than you can know.

We will be diligently working on the website and look forward to sharing it with you next year. In the meantime, consider reaching out to friends and relatives around the country for us. We need to connect with helpers that will assist us in this process of building community. Might your cousin in Salt Lake City or your buddy in Montana be willing to help? If so, please connect us.

Thanks again for your votes and kind words. We’re moving forward to build a better community (and a better nation). Peace!


November 28, 2012 at 10:40 pm Leave a comment

Magnet Schools Worth a Look

As a parent of children in the South Bend Community School Corporation, I would encourage you and your family to take advantage of the Magnet Fair that will be held at the Century Center on Thursday, November 1 from 6 to 7:30 pm. At this venue, you will have an opportunity to speak to representatives from the traditional schools to the academies as well as all of the high schools. South Bend has numerous amazing schools, with national accolades declaring some of our programs to be the best in the nation. Blue Ribbon status is truly an honor, with LaSalle Academy being the most recent school to earn this award. There’s even more to boast about in South Bend. John Adams High School has an International Baccalaureate program (one of only 22 programs in our entire state). All of our high schools have programs to help students in specific areas of interest. Take some time on Thursday and check out the Magnet Fair. If you’re not able to be there, consider checking out SBCSC’s website to find out when specific schools have their open houses:

Keep in mind that magnet school applications are due by December 15, 2012. All the best to you and yours!

October 30, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Just Grow It

Have you heard about Unity Gardens? They strive to improve community health and build community within the structure of gardens. Not only are they about growing and harvesting healthy food, but also educating the public, from the Growing Summit to weekly Jr. Master Gardener classes. What a great activity for families. You should check it out. Those weekly classes are held on Saturdays at the LaSalle Square Unity Garden (3701 Prast Ave) from 10 to 11:30am.

The network of gardens are all over town, so find a location near you to volunteer and then enjoy the fruits of your labor.  Take advantage of this great resource and tell your neighbors. Also, look for vacant properties near you. Perhaps we could open more of these gardens soon. Let’s plan to clean out potential land during The Weekend Project on October 6th and 7th. Post here if you’d like more info on The Weekend Project.

By the way, they also have a new shirt available for purchase. It’s really quite clever. Pick up your new Unity Gardens shirt at the Urban Garden Market (on Bendix just south of Lincolnway) from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Check it out:

For more on Unity Gardens, check out their facebook page or read their blog (here’s that link):

July 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment

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