#ParkHillTalks are small, conversational community meetings to cultivate change through the sharing of personal stories, recognition of shared interests, leadership, and organizing for action.
Denver’s Mayor Michael B. Hancock stopped by on Monday to see what #ParkHillTalks is all about. Along with the community, the Mayor discussed issues facing Park Hill and what his office is doing to recognize and work on each topic. The room was split into three different small groups that took time to express the personal experiences of the people that attended. The Mayor made time for each group, responding personally to each person about their concerns.
At the end of the meeting, Mayor Hancock agreed to stay involved with the conversations occurring in Park Hill and expressed a desire to replicate the talks in different communities across the city.
Segregation in Park Hill’s elementary schools
Emerging Adults/Youth Leadership
Needing to live with parents to afford Denver
Cost of college
Competing with the demand for Denver’s jobs
Mayor Hancock agreed to stay engaged in the conversations and expressed the desire to see similar activities in other neighborhoods. He said he would reach out to Park Hill Collective Impact for technical assistance in assisting.