2011 Action Plan
At the end of the 2011 Summit, attendees split up by topic and voted on the top projects from the Summit breakout sessions. The project ideas receiving the most votes became the 2011 Summit Action Plan. Over the coming year updayton volunteers will work to implement the following Action Plan Projects:
NIGHTLIFE: The Downtown Dayton Partnership had the goal to create a new element for First Friday that entices new audiences and encourages visitors to travel among numerous establishments. Updayton participants are launching a scavenger hunt project where First Friday participants will be encouraged to move from place to place among bars, restaurants and galleries around downtown.
UPDATE: Check out the pics from the first Scavenger Hunt: Scavenger hunt photos. Since the Summit this team has organized a total of three scavenger hunts. The group also planned the fastatic after-party from the 2012 Summit.
DIVERSITY: The Immigrant Friendly Task Force of the City of Dayton Human Relations Council had the goal of better connecting local residents to Dayton’s immigrant community for a sharing of culture. Summit attendees will launch a project where local immi-grants and their families are introduced to various assets and people from around the region through a series of events and informal networking opportunities. In return, immigrant families will share stories, food and traditions that define their culture.
UPDATE: The Diversity team hosted a mult-cultural potluck on August 27th of last year. Click here for the pics from the event. The group has also been creating a welcome to Dayton packet for new families arriving in Dayton. To get involved, contact email@example.com.
JOBS & INTERNSHIPS: The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) challenged attendees to determine what can be done to identify, engage and motivate local employers to offer/create internships for local college students. Summit participants proposed “Linked Internships” – an online medium to connect students with local internship opportunities and also provide information to employers to help them launch an internship program. The group hopes to partner with Miami Valley Post — a local website run by area universities that provides a central portal for businesses to post their job openings and have it automatically appear on university job sites.
UPDATE: The project team has launched DaytonINTERNS.net. Click here to check it out.
NEIGHBORHOODS: CityWide Development participated in the Summit to solicit informa-tion on what would make neighborhoods more attractive to young professionals. In addi-tion to a lot of great conversation and input, the updayton attendees launched a project to beautify local neighborhoods. They intend to host various community clean-up days to include the physical work of cleaning, gardening, and maintaining green space as well as in-corporating a community aspect. They hope to solicit volunteers from the neighborhoods to get people plugged into the project and vested in the upkeep of their neighborhood.
UPDATE: The team chose the area between South Park and the Oregon District as its focus area. Click here to see the fantastic pictures from the US-35 Bridge Paint Project. Congrats to this team on one of the most successful projects we’ve ever had!!