What is At the Table Colorado?
Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Thank you, to everyone that gave so generously yesterday on Colorado Gives Day! Your support ensures At the Table Colorado can continue our work promoting grassroots conversations, building stronger, more vibrant neighborhoods and communities.
At the Table Colorado (ATTC) brings people from all walks of life together, to participate in a series of free community-wide conversations about what makes their neighborhoods/communities/regions great and what can be done to make them even better — more sustainable, stronger and vibrant.
Launched by the Chicago Community Trust, in 2014, as On the Table, the Table concept has become a national movement, inspiring grassroots conversations across the country in cities such as: The Big Table, Columbus OH; The Longest Table, Tallahassee FL and On the Table, Lexington KY. At the Table Colorado is the first statewide Table conversation and the first in the Rocky Mountain region.
How it works:
Volunteers throughout each neighborhood/community/region will Host conversations with 8 to 10 individuals over a meal or coffee. Groups can Host several Tables simultaneously or one at a time throughout the day. Anyone can Host a Table and choose a topic for discussion, really, anyone!
Everyone and anyone — neighborhood associations, senior citizens, libraries, businesses, students, civic groups, schools, houses of worship, refugees, young professionals, the homeless population and nonprofits; everyone is welcome…literally, everyone!
What happens afterwards:
Participants will be invited to take a survey to help gain a deeper understanding about the content of their conversations, including issues discussed, ideas and suggestions for improvement and intended actions.
The next, statewide At the Table Colorado conversations will be part of National Volunteer and Community Service Month in April 2019. Details available soon.