A great opportunity to build community!

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Impact Silver Spring is excited to launch its Reading for IMPACT campaign! Please consider participating as a book group host or participant. See details below!

IMPACT Silver Spring is a learning organization. We draw inspiration from local and national community-building pioneers and thought-leaders to help us catalyze and strengthen new and innovative approaches to building strong, vibrant, and inclusive communities. This year, we are delighted to welcome Peter Block as the featured guest at our annual IMPACT NOW! event, which is free and open to the community.

Peter is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods. In his book, Peter shows us how strengthening social connections and re-weaving the social fabric at the neighborhood and local level can improve the common measures of community well-being – economy, education, health, safety, and the environment.

As a precursor to the event, we are launching our Reading for IMPACT campaign, and inviting people to read and discuss Abundant Community together. Here are 3 ways you can participate:

#1 – Host a Book Group!
As a host, you will: Attend a host orientation on Wednesday January 20, 2015 from 6:00 to 8pm. Organize a group of your friends, neighbors, or colleagues to read the book together.
Set a time and place for your book group meeting. Record a few reflections after your discussion. Encourage your book group members to participate in online conversations through Facebook and Twitter.  And join Peter Block for a community-wide conversation at IMPACT NOW! on Wednesday April 6, 2015 at 6pm.
Here is what you will get:  A free book!  A short summary of the book translated into Spanish.
A simple book group guide that will include suggested questions to guide your discussion.
A stipend to purchase snacks for your book group gathering.  And special recognition at IMPACT NOW!

#2 – Participate in a Book Group!
Let us know if you are interested in joining a book group, and we can help connect you.

#3 – Participate in IMPACT’s Virtual Book Group!
As you read the book, we invite you to engage in online conversations with other book group readers through Facebook and/or Twitter. Facebook conversations will be hosted on the Reading for IMPACT Facebook Group. Twitter users are encouraged to use the hashtag #read4impact to chat with one another.

Please indicate your interest by emailing us at read@impactsilverspring.org

IMPACT Silver Spring
P.O. Box 8397
Silver Spring, MD 20907

Phone: (301) 298-5117
www.impactsilverspring.org

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