Every year Team Haverhill hosts Possible Dreams, an upbeat community conversation that celebrates Haverhill’s progress, elicits community aspirations, and fosters new connections.
Possible Dreams 2018 will take place on Monday March 19, 2018 at Northern Essex Community College from 7-9 PM. We will also be streaming video on Facebook Live, allowing residents to participate in the conversation from home. Hope you will join the community conversation!
This year’s “Possible Dreams” will begin with a special conversation-starting video, produced in partnership with the expert staff of Haverhill Community Media (HC Media). The evening will feature two-rounds of small group discussions focused on life in Haverhill today and what is needed for all generations of Haverhill residents to thrive in the future. Participants will then discuss the highlighted ideas in hopes of harnessing energy to realize the “dreams” that could have the greatest impact.
This community discussion is free and all are encouraged to attend. Walk-ins are welcome but registration is encouraged by clicking here. Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments and seating; the event starts promptly at 7 pm.
To see what was discussed at Possible Dreams in previous years, please view the Possible Dreams 2017 Meeting Notes, Possible Dreams 2016 Meeting Notes, Possible Dreams 2015 -Topic-Group-Reports, as well as compilation of results from 2008-2014. One important outcome from Possible Dreams 2014 was the first Haverhill Volunteer Expo. With initial leadership from the Haverhill YMCA, a consortium of four local nonprofits organized the September event, which featured volunteer opportunities with two dozen exhibiting organizations.
Several past Possible Dreams events led to major Team Haverhill initiatives: advocacy for single-stream curbside recycling, revitalization of the Haverhill Farmers Market, and the annual Team Haverhill’s River Ruckus festival.
Perhaps most important of all, the aspirations that are shared at Possible Dreams provide encouragement and guidance to all of Haverhill’s leaders, businesses, institutions, and volunteer groups, as we play our various roles in making Haverhill a strong, vibrant, and livable community.
Our year always starts with the Possible Dreams event. It’s a really upbeat, lively community conversation about the things we can accomplish as a city if we all work together.Alice Mann, President of Team Haverhill