The Community Foundation of West Georgia is sponsoring a unique program called “On the Table,” a new community engagement initiative, set for Wednesday, February 9, in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties.
On that date, On the Table conversations will be taking place during breakfast, lunch, dinner or in-between. Conversations can be hosted anywhere: homes, restaurants, places of worship, schools, libraries, offices, parks and other community locations.
The program’s format features the gathering of community members of all ages, perspectives, and backgrounds for conversations in small groups. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss things that they love about their community, as well as things that they wish could be better.
“These conversations can inspire new ways to work together to make our communities stronger,” said Kim Jones, president of the Community Foundation. “On the Table will provide a setting for residents to collaboratively build and maintain strong, safe and dynamic communities.
“We hope these stories, experiences and hopes for the future that come out of these meetings will foster a deeper understanding of the community and of each other and also provide an impetus to do more,” Jones said. She noted that the event has been replicated in more than 30 cities across the country.
The Foundation will make available $10,000 for “conversation to action” grants of $500 or $1,000. For more information about On the Table or the Community Foundation of West Georgia or to sign up to participate, visit the Foundation’s website at cfwg.net or contact Kami Kent at (770) 832-1462 or [email protected].