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ECE WIG Update, 10.18.21

  1. 1. Equitable Community Engagement WIG Update, October 18, 2021
  2. 2. Key Objectives for Equitable Community Engagement (ECE) Increase Understanding of ECE Build ECE in City Support Community for ECE
  3. 3. Increase Understanding of ECE (Share the Why & Lead the Way) Accomplished:  Organized 2 Our Community Stories: Emorywood Estates and Durham College  Organized 3.5 day training with 11 Army 91st Civil Affairs staff  Consulted with Arlington County staff Coming Up:  Our Community Stories:  Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing (10/29)  Youth Activism (Office on Youth takeover, 11/19)  Continue archiving work via website updates ( Provided "Mission Essential" community engagement training and experience before deployment to 5 African countries. (Right: Challenge coins)
  4. 4. Build ECE in City (Consult, Training, Tools) Accomplished:  Consulted on City projects:  Comp. Plan  Belt Line Trail (Rail Trail)  Equity in CIP  Training at monthly Engagement Coordination:  Hispanic / Latino engagement – 32 staff  Youth engagement (OOY) – 20 staff  Engagement Coordination meeting with 11 Directors  Presented Community Partners initiative during Midday Moments– 90 staff Coming Up: • Pilot digital data collection with Transportation Dept. • Monthly Engagement Coordination: Youth engagement cont’d (OOY) Office on Youth (OOY) shared pillars of engagement during monthly Engagement Coordination.
  5. 5. Support Community for ECE (Develop and resource Community Partners [CP]) Accomplished:  CP Development Course with NCCU:  Drafted MOU  Drafted course outline (12 classes, Jan. – June)  Completed FY21 CP reports & presentations  Received $200K from Transportation  Extended 3 - FY21 contracts ($110K) Coming Up:  Complete NCCU course outline & begin recruitment  Submit ARPA request for CP training funds  Complete RFP process to award remaining $90K Final Report from Fayetteville Street Corridor Fellows
  6. 6. Support Community for ECE (Build Relationships & Trust with Residents) Engagement Highlights: Community Conversation: COVID Variant National Crime Prevention Month Engagement locations included… Club Boulevard Hoover Road Northgate Park Oxford Manor Weaver St. (See photos for more) Homeless Outreach with DPD and Housing for New Hope G.I.R.L.S. Camp (w/ DPD PALs, DFD) Hispanic Heritage Month at Northgate Park
  7. 7. Team Update Immigration & Refugee Engagement Strategist expected to start early November
  8. 8. What are the top decisions the City will make this year? Top Decisions: 1. Annual Budget 2. CIP 3. Transit Plan 4. Comprehensive Plan 5. Aquatics Center 6. Belt Line (Rail Trail) 7. DHA Redevelopment 8. ? Goal: Focus Community Engagement efforts (e.g. consulting, assistance) on most impactful decisions. • Plan ahead with departments • Increase coordination / collaboration / data-sharing • Develop tools and trainings to assist (e.g. Blueprint Update)
  9. 9. Thank You!

Editor's Notes

  • Regular air time – Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm
  • Duke – Cultural Ambassadors
    Signed 4 contracts
    Began meeting with Better Bus Project consultants
    Train: Planning with NCCU, Subject Matter Expertise – Access to Transit
    Collaborative resources (staffing / funding)


    Continued building relationships with potential community partners

    Coming Up:
    Close out FY20 work – Shared Streets, SpiritHouse final presentation
  • Community Conversation: Housing Assistance (Human Relations, NC Legal Aid)
    Tuesday in the Garden at Hoover Road (DHA****, KDB, ECWA, Don’t Waste Durham, DPD PALs**, Durham CAN***, BoardsforBros, Manifest Skate Shop, Durham Bike Coop, Couch Oil Company)
    Hillside Park (Fair Housing, Code Enforcement)
    Southgate Street
    Scattered Sites (DHA, DPD, Oak Street Health)
    Marquis Gardens – African Dance & Drumming (NC Cooperative Extension*, Capital Call, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, DPD, Digital Durham, Triangle Ecylcling, Stormwater, Public Health)
    GIRLS Camp, Oxford Manor, Club Blvd., Glenbrook (DPD PALs, DFD)
    Eastway Elementary (Salvation Army)
    Cornwallis DHA (DPR, GSD)
  • OEWD: Fayetteville St? Legacy Businesses?
    CD: Multifamily rental