3 Year Party!
February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Exchange House is turning 3 years old! Come celebrate with our community on Saturday, February 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. Exchange House Akron is a public space that celebrates cultures and cultivates community capacity through programming, partnerships, and built environment.
We will reflect on the challenges and successes of programming and partnerships in the past 3 years, and share our plans for the future. There will be snacks, drinks, and fun! The (soon-to-be) Market House will also be open for a preview of what’s to come in the new public space slated to open by the end of 2020.
Since opening in 2017, the Exchange House has been a welcoming, sometimes unexpected experience valuing North Hill’s community members and communities through active listening, demonstrating respect, building relationships, learning from experiences, co-creating, and pursuing racial and economic equity. Some highlights of programming include Multilingual Meals (linguistically appropriate community meal conversation), North Hill Monthly Gathering (a consistent space for networking and sharing resources), DANCE (rotating international dance classes), New American Safe Driving Initiative, (a culturally appropriate class to assist with getting the temporary driving permit), Small Business Saturday, festivals, weekly health clinics, theatre, dance, and music performances, spiritual gatherings, and meetings. The Exchange House transitioned from Better Block Foundation to North Akron Community Development Corporation at the end of 2019.