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March 18, 2015

Registration opens for the
2015 Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference

What happens when 1,000 civic and community leaders from across the country convene in Houston May 20 - 23, 2015? They will learn valuable techniques and ideas to help their communities. Houston is proud to host the 40th anniversary Neighborhoods USA conference that will inspire, educate and excite. The conference theme is Passion into Action.

Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) is a non-profit group focused on building stronger communities by providing learning, information sharing and networking opportunities for its members. The organization is also known for recognizing outstanding communities and individuals dedicated to improving neighborhood quality of life.

The conference will feature tours of some of Houston's unique neighborhoods and great networking opportunities. There will be workshops on key topics such as grants and government programs, health and safety, neighborhood initiatives, social and civic engagement, environment and resources, using new technology, what the senior boom means for neighborhoods and how to engage youth.

Two respected leaders who have shown their capacity for innovative solutions to neighborhood issues will provide the keynote addresses: Angela Blanchard, President and CEO of Neighborhood Centers Inc. and Kirbyjon H. Caldwell. Senior Pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church.

Registration runs through May 1, but early bird registration ends April 15. To see more about the conference and register, go to More information about NUSA can be found at

Learn what communities across the country are doing and how you can bring these ideas to your neighborhood. Please contact us at 832-393-6637, if you have any questions.

Conference sponsors include: Union Pacific Building America; Citgo; Neighborhood Centers, Inc.; LISC; APA Texas Chapter; Houston City Tours and the City of Houston.

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