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The Northwest YMCA-HBCU Alliance invites members of the Bordeaux and North Nashville community to take part in a series of upcoming community dialogue sessions this February and March.

The purpose of the sessions will be to better understand the local community’s needs, concerns, and hopes to better inform and guide the work of the YMCA-HBCU Alliance.

How to Participate

The dialogue sessions will take place at the Northwest Family YMCA. Participation is free but you must register online using one of the links below. (Please register for only one session.)

Available Dialogue Sessions

Note: All dialogue sessions will take place at the Northwest Family YMCA.

Session 1: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Register for Session 1

Session 2: Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m.-Noon

Register for Session 2


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of community dialogue?

The dialogic process allows people or groups discussing challenging issues to share information in order to create better understanding. In our case, the goal for these sessions is to better understand community needs, concerns and hopes, in order to inform the future work of the YMCA-HBCU Alliance as it strives to build a sustainable future for the Northwest Family YMCA.

Who will participate in the community dialogue sessions?

Anyone who is invested in the North Nashville and Bordeaux communities as well as the future sustainability of the Northwest Family YMCA. This includes YMCA members, community members, and residents.

Who is responsible for conducting the community dialogue sessions?

Through the YMCA-HBCU Alliance, our partner, American Baptist College, will be responsible for the design and implementation of the dialogic process as well as reporting on what we learn from the community during the sessions.

What happens after the community dialogue series ends?

American Baptist College will compile what we learn throughout the community dialogue series, and complete a summary report that will be used to inform the future work of the YMCA-HBCU Alliance as it strives to build a sustainable future for a community treasure.