Diversity is What Makes Sullivan County Vibrant!

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Diversity is What Makes Sullivan County Vibrant!

The Sullivan Renaissance Multicultural Outreach Program embraces and celebrates the vibrancy of diverse communities throughout Sullivan County, extending an inclusive approach to all residents and seasonal visitors. The program encourages communities to showcase their valuable contributions as volunteers in Sullivan Renaissance’s beautification projects.

To foster community outreach, Sullivan Renaissance established an African-American Advisory Board, A Bilingual Advisory Committee and a Community Mitzvah Award Program. The Advisory Committees’ members donate their time to work alongside members of the community to inspire inclusion of youth, senior and those whose primary language is other than English. The Bilingual Advisory Committee serve as interpreters in Spanish, French, Greek, Italian and Yiddish.

Grants are also designed to underscore the value of community engagement. The Community Mitzvah Award engages seasonal residents in a beautification competition to raise the awareness about the importance of property appearance in the larger community. The deadline for the Community Mitzvah Award is March 1. Neighborhood Outreach Grants provide assistance to organizations and municipalities with beautification and community development projects in multicultural residential neighborhoods, as well as outreach to non-English speaking communities. Property Enhancement Grants are available for improving the exterior appearance of seasonal camps and bungalow colonies. Both the Neighborhood Outreach Grants and Property Enhancement Grants have rolling deadlines through October 1, 2018.

Sullivan Renaissance is seeking a Multicultural Program Manager to identify opportunities and implement initiatives that increase the participation of multicultural communities in Sullivan Renaissance’s grant programs. This position has a specific focus on outreach and efforts to revitalize neighborhoods in multicultural areas and to engage individuals in Sullivan Renaissance’s beautification and community development programs by removing language and other barriers, and building trust.

This is a full-time position with a salary commensurate with experience. For more information, call (845) 295-2445, or apply online at SullivanRenaissance.org or on Facebook @sullivanrenaissance.

Love Where You Live

April 27th and 28th »

Love Where You Live

The Sullivan Renaissance’s Spring Market and Annual Conference will highlight love of place and the community that makes it bloom.

Sullivan Renaissance has opened registration for its Spring Market and Annual Conference. This year’s event will take place the weekend of April 27-28. “Love Where You Live” is a sentiment that has become a tangible representation of the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers throughout the communities in Sullivan County, NY.

On Friday, April 27th, join Sullivan Renaissance in a collaborative effort with Sullivan 180 to welcome Dr. Joel Fuhrman – renowned family physician and author who has appeared on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, and PBS. Dr. Fuhrman will talk about “Eating Your Way to Better Health – Good Nutrition: A Powerful Tool to Prevent and Reverse Disease”. He will provide tips on how making small adjustments to the types of foods you eat can impact you in great ways! In his 25 years of practice, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve and maintain weight loss, reverse heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses using smart nutrition. Doors open at 4:30 PM at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Event Gallery. A reception and book signing will follow.

On Saturday, April 28th Sullivan Renaissance welcomes you back to Bethel Woods for the Spring Market and Annual Conference. Celebrate the love of the place we all call home. The day kicks off at 9:00 am in the Event Gallery.

Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther will recognize the county’s municipalities and their efforts to shape Sullivan. Renaissance Awards will be presented to individuals who have made a positive and lasting impression on Sullivan County.

Author and development strategist, Peter Kageyama will talk about bottom-up community revitalization and the amazing people who make change happen. Drawing from his book “Love Where You Live”, Peter will present on love of place, practical steps to building networks, and finding your community’s authentic identity.

Mid-morning breaks up the conference with three informative workshops to choose from. The Center for Active Design will be presenting on “Building Healthy Places”, demonstrating how neighborhoods can be designed to ensure that residents have access to vibrant and beautiful public spaces and make the connection between design strategies that promote positive community interactions. Ellen Zachos will explore “Gardening in Deer Country”, with a multi-pronged approach to help the gardener triumph over the deer when it comes to who rules the garden. Jill Holland will be presenting on tools and activities for self-care and personal sustainability. “Fill It Up, Please! Supporting Our Communities Begins with Ourselves” will explain how individual mindful practices can support the well-being and effectiveness of the workplace as a whole.

The Spring Market will be open throughout the day from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 28th. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping a variety of the best local vendors and nurseries. From baked goods, to homemade soaps and handmade jewelry, florals and more, there will be something for everyone. Walk the grounds, take some yoga and take in the views of Bethel Woods. Free health screenings will also be available all day compliments of Catskill Regional Medical Center.
Sullivan Renaissance looks forward to enjoying two days of health, celebration and shopping with you!

For details about the conference, call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445. To register online, go to SullivanRenaissance.org.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.

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