You are invited to the Heart & Soul Community Gallery Event on Wednesday, November 18 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre.
During the Community Gallery Event you will have the opportunity to hear the thoughts and reflections of dozens of Galesburg residents, representing a broad spectrum of the community. The event will showcase the results of 17 focus groups recorded by Galesburg High School students.
In addition to hearing from the focus groups, you will have the opportunity to comment on the discoveries of the groups and share your thoughts about Galesburg, which will be recorded by a professional illustrator. These group discussions and the event are part of an effort to prepare for a community planning and development process, known as Community Heart & Soul. Additionally there will be an opportunity to learn more about the various ways to get involved with Heart & Soul.
Please attend on Wednesday (Nov. 18) and invite your colleagues. If you work with an organization or have contacts who you would like to invite to this event, please do so.
The Heart & Soul Galesburg project is a collaboration between the Galesburg Community Foundation, the City of Galesburg and private philanthropy. Community Heart & Soul is a community development method that has helped transform small towns across the country by bringing residents together to determine what they value most about their town and getting people to see strengths and possibilities where they may have seen obstacles.
Heart & Soul lays out a roadmap that then leads to concrete actions the town can take to make positive change. Heart & Soul is organized by and carried out by local residents working towards achievable actions, some of which can be acted on right away and others for the long term.