When you bring great ideas and great people together, wonderful things happen, right? That’s what we believe at ChangeX and that’s why we’re building a powerful network of local changemakers. We want to help people, communities and countries connect and collaborate around the best ideas for social change. It all starts with youâ€¦ and with your community.
First Meetups in Castlebar and the Burren
Last week, local changemakers came together in the Burren and in Castlebar to kick off a series of ChangeX Meetups that are happening all around the country over the course of the coming weeks and months. ChangeX Meetups are designed to bring people together to start a conversation about improving their community, this might mean supporting and joining existing ideas or getting new ideas started, it all depends on the needs of your community.
In Castlebar, there is already a thriving community spirit with many exciting projects organised by Love Castlebar. They have given the town a facelift by painting vacant shopfronts, installed art in unused spaces and organised lots of fun community events to bring people together. Led by Helen O’Hara, they’re now starting â€˜ChangeX Castlebar’ and hope to add lots of new ideas from ChangeX to those that are already up and running in the town including CoderDojo, GIY and a Men’s Shed. You can hear more from Helen about why she’s involved.
The next day, Tuesday 26th May, a great crowd of changemakers gathered in the Michael Cusack Centre in Carron in the Burren to collaborate, connect and build on some of the wonderful ideas already happening in the Burren. Local changemakers will soon be starting a new Fàilte Isteach group, bringing Playworks to more local schools, starting a Fighting Words workshop and exploring how MyMind can help them bring more accessible and affordable mental health services to the region.
Why not host your own ChangeX Meetup?
The more we connect and collaborate, the more impact we can have. That’s why ChangeX Meetups are open to everyone who wants to join forces to make communities around Ireland better places to live. To make it easier we’ve created a 5-Step-guide on hosting a ChangeX Meetup for you to download and use to host your Meetup. Whether it’s in your workplace, village, town or city, we’ll support you with everything you need!
Upcoming ChangeX Meetups
Monday 8th June – Stoneybatter, Dublin
Wednesday 15th June – Galway City – Register on Eventbrite
Later this month, we’ll be in Cork City, Bray, Greystones, Moycullen, Co. Galway and hopefully many more!
If you’d like to host a ChangeX Meetup in your community, just drop us a line and we can guide you through the process. Contact: [email protected]