What are Community Conversations?

WMHT's Community Conversations are localized, small-group discussions where participants identify what they want for their community, what needs to change to reach those goals, and the challenges they face in moving change forward. WMHT’s role as co-facilitator is to assist with developing opportunities for this type of dialogue to occur and to better serve our evolving communities by informing our work with the diverse viewpoints, aspirations, and challenges that are shared.
For more information about community conversations, contact the WMHT Education Department or call (518) 880-3400.

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Community Conversations

The members of AVillage…, Inc.

Community:Willie White, AVillage..., Inc. Executive Director
The members of AVillage…, Inc. 

Community Conversation co-facilitator: 
Willie White, Executive Director, AVillage…, Inc.
(518)-859-4305 or AVILLAGE5@aol.com

About the community:
AVillage…, Inc. is a grass roots group working to improve, enrich and empower the lives of children and families in Albany communitiWillie White on Morton Avenue Buses. AVillage strives to work with other community organizations to bring more resources and events to the people of the South End neighborhood.

Learn more about the community:
Visit AVillage..., Inc. online.

Themes from the conversation: 
•    Improving quality of life for the South End neighborhood,
•    Improving opportunities for the community’s youth
•    Connecting the community and young people to their history and the history of the neighborhood & its residents
•    The need to share the story of the neighborhood and the work of AVillage

Additional information & Media:
•    April 4, 2012, Morning Edition: NPR - Activist Puts Albany Neighborhood on the Bus Map
•    AVillage Works
•    African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc. 
•    Vacant Lot Project

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