Take a seat at the Table on October 4

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On September 18th, more than 50 parents, students and educational leaders gathered around tables at the City Covenant Church in Brightmoor for spirited conversations about the challenges facing youth in our city and what we can do as a community to ensure that they prosper in life.

This was a test drive of the “On the Table” initiative, being organized by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan on Oct. 4, when such conversations will take place throughout the region.  Businesses, nonprofits, neighborhood groups and individuals are being asked to meet in small groups to delve into issues of critical important to our youth.

The Community Foundation is inviting people and organizations from around the region to serve as On the Table hosts and participants. Hosts select their own guests and the location of their conversations, which could be a potluck meal with neighbors, a snack break with colleagues, or any other gathering of people who want to talk about ideas for young people. By having these important conversations and reflections in face-to-face conversations, we hope can create and reinforce connections that will lay the foundation for the next generation.

For more information, to register or to receive a toolkit for hosts, visit http://www.onthetable.cfsem.org

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