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Updated news from the East Lubbock Community Alliance.

New Route to the DPS Every Wednesday | Runs From 9:20 am – 4:50 pm

Citizens of Lubbock will now have the opportunity to ride Citibus to the DPS located at 1404 Lubbock Business Park Blvd. Suite 100, from Citibus Downtown Transfer Plaza (DTP) located at 801 Broadway. The new bus route will begin on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 and run only on Wednesday’s, which is the least congested day for the DPS.  If the demand of the route is supported by the public, it has...
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UrbanTech Partners with Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers

  UrbanTech and the Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers will hold a news conference at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2016 to announce a major partnership to develop a master plan for the centers. The announcement in the first-floor lobby at the Texas Tech University Downtown Center, 1120 Main St., will introduce to the general public a new Playground and Sports Field expansion planned for the...
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East Lubbock Students Get Hands Dirty Through Summer Garden Program

The ELPN-sponsored program gives 10 Dunbar students the opportunity for a hands-on education about healthy food and job skills. Quaran Johnson knelt in the dirt, pulling a brown, wilted plant out of the ground. A young zucchini plant sat nearby, which Johnson eased into his row of plants before patting the dirt around it. By the end of the summer, if all goes well, he'll sell the squa...
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Citibus Access to the Department of Public Safety

Below is a letter of support that the Alliance (signed by Cathy Pope). May 27, 2015 Lubbock City Council 1625 13th Street Lubbock, Texas 79401 Re: Citibus Access to the Department of Public Safety Dear City Council Members: The East Lubbock Community Alliance (The Alliance) is a collaboration of numerous community partners (including the City of Lubbock) who have come together f...
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Community Needs and Opportunities Report

Your help is needed!! The Lubbock Area Foundation is partnering with the Aspen Institute and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship to develop a Community Needs and Opportunities Report that includes the ideas and perceptions of people who live in the South Plains Region and also focuses on a range of economic, social and other indicators critical to the vitality of our communities. A community ...
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#SelmaForStudents: A Commentary

Courtesy of Brandale Randolph. It started in with a simple FaceBook post. Brandale Randolph December 26, 2014 at 10:07 am · I want to take 10 kids from different parts of the city to go see Selma, feed them & video tape the discussions that they have among themselves. Just putting this out into the universe. This idea was put out there, into the Universe and ninety three comments late...
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Why the Alliance?

Although the East Lubbock Community Alliance has met for more than a year, under several names, most of that time was spent getting to know each other and defining our purpose and structure. Finally late in September 2014 the members of “The Alliance came to a consensus on a vision, mission, focus areas (which are reflective of the Imagine Lubbock Together Plan) and monthly activities and started ...
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NELCDC: Financial Literacy Workshop

The North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation is hosting Financial Literacy Workshops.  All classes are free.  The workshop objective is to empower clients to take a more active role in developing a financial plan for their families by means of education.  Workshops will provide opportunities to ask questions in an environment that will encourage the exchange of sharing and informat...
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Community Forums

The North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation (NELCDC) and My Brother's Keepers, in partnership with The Alliance, will hold a Community Forum the third Tuesday of every month, beginning January 20th, location to be determined. Each event will be in the evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at different locations across the area. Suggestions for free meeting places were: Phea’s Boys & G...
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