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August 2017

Diverse Word | Lake Lorna Doone

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lake Lorna Doone, 1519 W. Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805 United States
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The Polis Institute hosts Diverse Word in West Lakes every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm as another way to engage community members in 32805. Diverse Word is an open mic night that houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up/improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Join us for the next installment!

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Leadership Eatonville Session II

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denton Johnson Community Center, 400 Ruffel Street
Eatonville, FL 32751 United States
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Leadership Eatonville is a six-session workshop series for town residents that will enhance community leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Each participant will select a specific community initiative – existing or new – to work on using the principles and practical tips learned in the sessions. The course is free for Eatonville residents. Non-residents may apply. The workshop series will be held every other Thursday evening between August 10th and October 19th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in the Denton Johnson Community Center (400 Ruffel St,…

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Diverse Word | Lake Lorna Doone

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lake Lorna Doone, 1519 W. Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805 United States
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The Polis Institute hosts Diverse Word in West Lakes every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm as another way to engage community members in 32805. Diverse Word is an open mic night that houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up/improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Join us for the next installment!

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September 2017

Diverse Word | Lake Lorna Doone

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lake Lorna Doone, 1519 W. Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805 United States
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The Polis Institute hosts Diverse Word in West Lakes every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm as another way to engage community members in 32805. Diverse Word is an open mic night that houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up/improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Join us for the next installment!

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((CANCELLED: Due to Hurricane)) September MVP Family Meeting

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Frontline Outreach Youth and Family Community Center, 3000 C.R Smith St.
Orlando, FL 32805 United States
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Through the combined efforts of Florida Citrus Sports in partnership with Lift Orlando, Florida Blue, and the Polis Institute, the newly established MVP Families program is seeking to engage families in the 32805 neighborhood. Program objectives include assisting students with college acceptance and scholarships, developing community leaders, strengthening the bonds between parents and children, connecting families with other families, and setting and achieving family goals. Once a the month, leading up to the MVP summer camp next summer, a dinner…

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Diverse Word | Lake Lorna Doone

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lake Lorna Doone, 1519 W. Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805 United States
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The Polis Institute hosts Diverse Word in West Lakes every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm as another way to engage community members in 32805. Diverse Word is an open mic night that houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up/improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Join us for the next installment!

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Rescheduled Due to Hurricane:: Leadership Eatonville Session III

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denton Johnson Community Center, 400 Ruffel Street
Eatonville, FL 32751 United States
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Leadership Eatonville is a six-session workshop series for town residents that will enhance community leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Each participant will select a specific community initiative – existing or new – to work on using the principles and practical tips learned in the sessions. The course is free for Eatonville residents. Non-residents may apply. The workshop series will be held every other Thursday evening between August 10th and October 19th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in the Denton Johnson Community Center (400 Ruffel St,…

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Diverse Word Documentary Screening + Fundraiser!

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Diverse Word is an open mic night that houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up/improv comedy. It is also the longest running open mic night in Orlando. The Polis Institute typically hosts Diverse Word at Lake Lorna Doone every Tuesday afternoon from 4pm-6pm as another way to engage community members in 32805. However, this week we'll be celebrating Diverse Word's 11th anniversary by screening a recently completed documentary on the impact of this long standing community event. Join us for a…

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Sept. Lunch & Learn: Orlando Neighborhood Improvement (MO CO-OP)

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Westbrook Training Center, 1123 W. Conroy St
Orlando, FL 32805 US
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MO CO-OP (Metro Orlando Cooperative for Thriving Neighborhoods) is a membership association improving quality of life in distressed Central Florida neighborhoods. Each month the CO-OP covers a topic related to Asset-Based Community Development and shares lessons learned from the field. NON-MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME. Current members include  LIFT Orlando, POLIS, Kaley Square, First Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Fellowship, St. Lukes United Methodist Church, South Street Ministry, and 306 Foundation. If you are involved in community work or would like to become involved, the CO-OP is…

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Leadership Eatonville Session IV

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Denton Johnson Community Center, 400 Ruffel Street
Eatonville, FL 32751 United States
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Leadership Eatonville is a six-session workshop series for town residents that will enhance community leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Each participant will select a specific community initiative – existing or new – to work on using the principles and practical tips learned in the sessions. The course is free for Eatonville residents. Non-residents may apply. The workshop series will be held every other Thursday evening between August 10th and October 19th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in the Denton Johnson Community Center (400 Ruffel St,…

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