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In 2015, only about 1 out of every 5 registered voters in Allen County participated in last fall's general election. YLNI thinks we can do better.
Help us increase voter turnout this upcoming fall by joining YLNI's Rally The Vote Planning Committee on Wednesday, April 27 at 12:00 noon at Pint & Slice. Together we will develop a strategy that will encourage Allen County voters to come together and show civic pride. See you at Pint & Slice!
Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana urges Fort Wayne voters to vote "YES" to the Repair Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) Referendum Phase 2 because we believe this initiative directly aligns with the YLNI mission to attract, develop, and retain emerging leaders. We believe a strong, healthy school system that supports and empowers all young students is essential to the strength of a community.
1. This initiative will get our public schools up to proper and safe standards. 2. These improvements will provide better lighting, better air quality, and better energy efficiency – all things that will improve our kids' ability to concentrate and perform.3. This initiative affects every school district in Fort Wayne, every age of student, and every demographic – suburban, urban, disadvantaged and privileged.4. Despite the language on the ballot, this referendum WILL NOT increase your current taxes. It will simply replace costs for previous school renovation and upgrades.
Riverfront Fort Wayne invites you to an informal presentation about the progress and protection of our rivers. Learn about the quality of each of Fort Wayne's three rivers, the realities of our shared waterways and what's being done to improve them. Ask questions, relax, enjoy a drink and join the conversation!
Dr. Robert Gillespie - IPFW Department of Biology
Matt Jones - Allen County Partnership for Water Quality
Dan Wire - TriState Watershed Alliance
Frank Suarez - Fort Wayne City Utilities
Looking forward to the Living Fort Wayne Film Series this summer? So are we! But we need your help. This year you will pick which movie will be shown each month by voting on these June to September film options:June
The ballot will be open until April 30. Movie winners will be announced the last week of May!
Vote here: http://svy.mk/1SyxAp3
Do you have questions about what it takes to be an effective leader? Are you interested in the chance to build a relationship with a community leader in Fort Wayne? Then you need to check out YLNI's Power Lunch Series! This series is an opportunity to sit down for a discussion with some of Fort Wayne's most respected leaders. Over four lunch sessions, four groups of five YLNI members will experience the unique opportunity to meet with community leaders and listen to their experiences, wisdom, and advice.
This Year's Leaders Include:
The cost of $80 will include all lunches and gratuity. Registration begins April 4th. Don’t miss out!
Register Here: https://ylni.wufoo.com/forms/2016-ylni-power-lunch-registration/
*Please note that we cannot guarantee you will be placed in the session you selected as your first choice, but we will do our best to accommodate everyone.
The Downtown Improvement District's Clean & Green is back! Join us for our next Volunteer Corps. initiative Saturday, April 16 as we welcome IPFW’s Big Event volunteers to join us for a great day of Downtown service from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
The event will be held in the parking lot of the USF Performing Arts Center at the NE corner of Main St. and Fairfield Ave. Litter and debris collection will take place throughout the western region of the District.
This is a family-friendly initiative with opportunities for participation at different levels. Stop by for a few hours or stay for the whole event. Lunch will be provided near the end of the event.
Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1SAVHpp
To Learn More: http://downtownfortwayne.com/clean-green/
YLNI Financial Happy Hour brought to you by Mahara Wealth Partners - An opportunity for young professionals to enjoy free pizza, beer, and a relaxed discussion about money.
Join us upstairs at 816 Pint & Slice for some pizza, beer, and an informative discussion about taking control of your money. Local industry veteran and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, John Foxworthy, from Mahara Wealth Partners, will present "Taking Control of Your Finances - A Plan to Reduce Debt and Build Savings." Not to be confused with the normal stuffy financial presentation, we are providing the pizza and the first round of drinks is on us!
There is no cost to attend this event, but please register here so that we can get an accurate guest count.
Are you a board member with three years or less? Have you always wanted to join a board?
Attend a free dinner and networking event with other nonprofit professionals on Tuesday, April 12 at the ArtsLab Black Box Theatre! Stay for the after-dinner presentation of an interactive mock board meeting. Learn, laugh, and engage!
Over four lunch sessions, a group YLNI members will experience the unique opportunity to meet with community leaders and listen to their experiences, wisdom, and advice. By meeting with the same group for four sessions, each group will build relationships with these respected leaders in our community.
Registration is $80 and includes lunch and gratuities at all four locations. Limited to 20 participants. Spots will go quickly so don't hesitate!