October 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Promising Practices Webinar: Moving Beyond Welcoming to Community Belonging
Join the League as we hear about the differences between welcoming and belonging and new tools to help your community include people fully.
There has been a lot of focus on creating welcoming communities, but what if we took this one step further to create an actual sense of belonging?
During this webinar, participants will learn about the Belonging Initiative’s two community engagement projects which are centered on data collection. Belonging Dinners are a unique community engagement experience, serving great food and sparking conversation about belonging between local change-makers in a community. The Belonging Index™ measures how much residents feel like they belong in a community. This tool can be used to compare the sense of belonging in different communities.
We’ll also hear about the City of Grand Rapids’ experience with The Belonging Index™ and how it aligns to the City’s efforts to advance equity, welcoming and belonging.