Chattanooga's neighborhoods are growing and changing. Residents and Neighborhood Associations should lead the way.
Plenum consists of three related programs:
Neighborhoods can do more to be prepared for the future.
- better information about current neighborhood character
- and about the planning and development process
- ongoing familiarity and discussion of development issues among residents
Neighborhoods can establish and lead a vision for their area.
- neighborhood plans
- conservation overlay districts
- community benefit agreements
Neighborhoods can lead redevelopment efforts.
- forming development partnerships
- direct participation in municipal infrastructure and open space projects
- establishing community development corporations
Our current technical assistance project is the Chattanooga Neighborhood Atlas Project.
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- Plenum Constellation is a collective of community-builders centered on peer learning, mutual support, and friendship. We share resources--creative, intellectual, and practical.
- Participants come from a variety of disciplines. We practice an agency-based approach to personal and community development.
Core beliefs and principles of action
- Respect for the reality of other people’s lives: their paradigms, priorities, identities, and actions.
- The defense of ordinary life: protecting and prioritizing the dignity of everyday activities and freedoms over any ideological objectives, grand plans, or -isms.
- Restoring the ‘landscape’ of equality: engaging in current efforts in a manner that redresses deeper inequalities.
Community of practice activities
ongoing interpersonal dialogue
convening occasions for peer learning
publishing community voices
celebrating collaborative projects
PlenumWorks is a mentorship program for high school and college level.
PlenumWorks seeks to set up viable businesses on a social enterprise model, to provide work opportunities to trainees/workers.
- Inclusive, social and emotional growth in a community context
- Maker skills, ranging from craftsmanship to web design and writing.
- Entrepreneurship skills and responsibilities.
PlenumWorks is in the early stages of development. We currently offer informal career guidance, internship matching and referrals.
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