Sponsored by The Piton Foundation and The Civic Canopy, the Civic Network will be used to help people of like-minds find each other, network, share ideas and make change happen. We have enjoyed helping this social change networking site get off the ground and working to help positively enhance our communities.
Sponsored by the Mile High Business Alliance, this site helps conscious consumers find local businesses to support as well as to review their favorite businesses. This has had an overwhelmingly positive response
since exiting beta early in 2009 and continues to grow daily.
Businesses are also encouraged to network with other local businesses to form a stronger community.
Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health was founded in 1977 as the Illinois Caucus on Teenage Pregnancy. As the organization grew, so did its mission, and by 2000, the organization had collected an extensive range of accomplishments in the fields of child welfare, adolescent workforce development and welfare reform, in addition to its work on adolescent health. Today, ICAH has focused once again on what the board of directors, staff, members, and young leaders see as the organization’s primary mission: in partnership with youth, advocating sound policies and practices that promote a positive approach to adolescent sexual health and parenting. ICAH’s strategies to support this mission include development of young leaders, policy analysis and development, advocacy, and training of both youth and adults.
The Mission of the Mile High Business Alliance is to build better community through better business. We help people find and support local business, and are building an alliance of local businesses who are working together to build a stronger local economy - sharing best practices, doing business together, and helping each other compete against non-local business. We're not about 'business as usual,' but are local entrepreneurs and community members who are designing, influencing and building what's next.
Grow Local is a new project developed by community leaders, gardeners, locavores, farmers and businesses to help more people grow more food locally. This website is a resource hub for information, expertise and partnership in establishing your own food garden in your home, business, or public space
SourceTree Commons is the next generation platform for supporting open source software development, more than a code repository. They are building a community to support open source collaboration and here's just a bit of what makes us different:
* SourceTree is open source. They want geeks to do what they do best - build cool stuff. And they think the platform to support development should be open for improvement as well.
* The platform is distributed. This isn't about centralizing control of source code. Redundancy enhances reliability, and distributing the overhead and cost necessary to provide these tools makes it easier for everyone.
* They are a community. It takes a village to raise a project. There are vital roles for a diverse range of people to play in making software successful.
As banks fail and lending tightens, there is actually less money in circulation. This is not just an issue of consumer confidence; people can’t spend money that they don’t have. At the same time, we taxpayers are writing trillion dollar checks to huge corporations and irresponsible banks.
While massive corporate profits left our towns and fell into the hands of a few, small businesses have created 80% of the new jobs in the past 10 years. These businesses, which give our communities their unique character, are hit the hardest. We are seeing too many close their doors.
Denver is home to many unique neighborhoods, with locally owned shops and restaurants not found anywhere else. Local Flavor Guides™ are full color, easy-to-carry brochures that feature one-of-a-kind Denver businesses just waiting to be discovered. Great for locals and visitors alike! Local Flavor Guides™ are a project of the Mile High Business Alliance, a Denver-based organization committed to strengthening local business.
Guides are currently available for: Old South Pearl St., Santa Fe Arts District, East Colfax, Uptown, South Broadway (SoBo), Lower Highlands (LoHi) and Old South Gaylord St.
From their site: "At Heartland Storehouse we make food storage easy and affordable for your family. Our products consist of familiar, basic food staples such as wheat, rice, and beans that are high in nutritional value and have a long-term storage life. Your food can be shipped to you or stored at our facility. Knowing you can feed your family in times of need will bring peace of mind."