Join us and our partners at the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission to bring the latest initiative: Building Bridges Fostering Inclusion to the Long Beach Island Region. This virtual forum will be held on October 22 at 4pm via zoom. There is no cost to attend.

The Building Bridges program encourages institutions to develop inclusive programming that aims to explore the diverse tapestry of the American experience with a specific focus on New Jersey and/ or Ocean County history. “Building Bridges: Fostering Inclusion in Organizations” will provide professional development support to organizations committed to inclusion. This project will allow participants to continue to educate themselves in the strategies, conversations, and strategic thinking of a 21st century. All groups who receive grants from Ocean County Culture and Heritage will receive credits for attending.

The program’s facilitator, Cristen Piatnochka is a consultant for Ocean County Culture & Heritage will discuss project development, relationship building, and the importance of encouraging dialogue that applies to all non profits on how to reach out to and include diverse audiences and participation. Ms Piatnochka served as the Grants Program Officer for the NJ Historical Commission from 2013-2018 and holds a Masters of Arts from Monmouth University. For over a decade, the Southern Ocean Chamber have been providing the free nonprofit forums several times a year which bring together volunteer and staffed nonprofits to share ideas, calendars, and have generated collaborations that still continue. RSVP is requested to the Southern Ocean Chamber office at 609.494.7211 or email to [email protected] For more information, please go to www.visitLBIregion.com or follow on social @southernocean and @lbiregion. Thank you to sponsors Southern Ocean Chamber Association and Atlantic City Electric for helping to raise awareness of this event.

Published by Lori Pepenella, CEO

Chief Executive Officer

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