Why you should attend …. Get to the head of the line for jobs and promotions. Be one of the most valuable employees WHEREVER you work. Learn things that most college graduates and public officials don’t know. Find out what YOU can do to make more economic opportunity where you live. Become someone that people will listen to at community and other meetings. Be part of a DIVERSE group wanting to build better communities with better informed citizens. Enjoy some interesting history that isn’t taught in schools. Talk to your boss about big ideas that are important to the business. Listen to your friends and co-workers ideas. Teach your children, friends and neighbors ways to improve their communities and their futures. Appreciate lots of great pictures that help tell the story. Find out how different jobs and businesses affect the economy where you live. Understand more about news and politics. Learn the REAL MEANING of community and why it is important that we all work together for the greater good. Voice your opinions and ideas. See how YOUR job impacts your friends, neighbors, and family. Recognize key statements that can help you challenge leaders, decide your vote, … or that can make you a leader. Be a person that friends, family, and strangers ask for advice. Make sense out of the language you hear on TV and radio. Be part of the SOLUTION and escape the problem. Earn a certificate that you can proudly display at home or at work.