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Upcoming Heart & Soul Project Events We will be collecting stories at the following events. We’re looking for volunteers to help collect stories and man the tables at these events. To Volunteer at any of these events email GreaterCarlisleProject@gmail.com Upcoming Events for 2017 August 17 – Taking it to the Streets, Hamilton Elementary School,...

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Volunteer with the Heart & Soul Project   Heart & Soul Project Director Implementing our Heart & Soul Project as Project Director is Dr. Lindsay Varner. Lindsay is a native of Carlisle who received her BA from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s and PhD from Durham University in the UK. Contact Information: Lindsay...

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Why Greater Carlisle?

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Why Greater Carlisle?   Greater Carlisle’s mixture of historic towns, rural and suburban townships, farms and commercial zones are home to 67,000 people. Its green spaces, hiking trails, waterways, bike routes and proximity to South and Blue Mountains make it an ideal location for outdoor activities. The area is home to the US Army War College, the Central...

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Heart & Soul

Heart & Soul

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Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul   First Community Conversation held at YWCA in Carlisle On November 9, community members came together to discuss Greater Carlisle as a welcoming community at the YWCA in Carlisle. The evening began with an icebreaker led by Dickinson College’s Vice President for Institution Effectiveness and Inclusivity, Brenda Bretz....

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Project Resources of GCP

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GCP Specific The Greater Carlisle Project The Mission, Vision, history, events,and information on the members of the Steering Committee and their roles and responsibilities. GCP Strategy Meeting Local   2017 Big Summer Youth Program List 4-5-172017 Summer Youth Program List A compilation of local summer opportunities for Carlisle area youth. Dickinson College...

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History of GCP

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Greater Carlisle Project Timeline   The Greater Carlisle Project (GCP) emerged from a series of meetings convened by Dickinson College’s Center for Sustainability Education in November 2012 and January and March of 2013. The project took shape in the summer and fall of 2013 and activities began to be implemented early in 2014. Participants in the meetings...

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What We Do

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Recent Accomplishments   1.      Cohesive Vision The Greater Carlisle Project has built a broad and cohesive vision for what it means to be a sustainable, livable community. The group’s consensus building process to generate this vision has fostered greater local pride and engagement in preserving and improving upon our communities’ most valuable assets. The...

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Structure of the GCP

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Organizational Structure   The Greater Carlisle Project (GCP) is coordinated by a Steering Committee that develops, implements and monitors a strategic plan for achieving the GCP vision. An Idea Team acts as an incubator and catalyst to move ideas from discussion to action, and as a knowledge hub for sharing information and lessons from GCP projects. Community...

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Vision & Mission of GCP

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Vision of the Greater Carlisle Project   The Greater Carlisle Project’s vision is a future in which all residents live rich, meaningful lives supported by community assets in eight priority areas: Community: We celebrate diverse communities that are welcoming, inclusive, just, safe and full of life. Cultural Heritage, Arts & Recreation: We value our...

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