An engaged and active citizen is our best asset, and LakewoodAlive works with partners throughout the community to publicly discuss the issues of the day. We regularly host Community Forums designed to provide access to experts and resources within a particular field, as well as engage our Lakewood neighbors in meaningful discussions regarding topics pertinent to our community. 

The following resources pertain to past forums LakewoodAlive has hosted.  We hope you find them informative and useful.

 

 

Civil Discourse and Mutual Respect 

May 2019
Recap: LakewoodAlive Hosts “Civil Discourse and Mutual Respect” Community Forum

 Additional Resources 

American Psychological Association Charles Koch Institute
Cuyahoga Community College National Institute for Civil Discourse
Psychology Today Teaching Tolerance

 

 

Depression, Anxiety and Teens – Who Cares? A Community Conversation 

November 2018
Recap: LakewoodAlive’s “Depression, Anxiety and Teens” Community Forum Tackles Challenges Facing Young People
Recap: LakewoodAlive tackles teen anxiety and depression with forum 

Additional Resources 

Child Mind Institute City of Lakewood – Division of Youth
Cleveland Clinic HelpGuide
Lakewood City School District TeenMentalHealth.org

 

  

 

Embracing Diversity: Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Lakewood 

May 2018
Recap: LakewoodAlive’s “Embracing Diversity” Community Forum Celebrates Our Differences
Recap: Lakewood community members hold ‘Embracing Diversity’ discussion 

Additional Resources 

City of Lakewood Compass Consulting Services
The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio International Community Council
Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission She Collective

 

  

 

What’s Our Plan: A Community Conversation About School Safety 

April 2018
Recap: More Than 100 Community Members Participate in School Safety Community Forum
Recap: Lakewood officials call recent community conversation about school safety a success 

Additional Resources 

City of Lakewood Educator’s School Safety Network
Lakewood City School District Lakewood Police Department
National Education Association School Safety Initiative

  

 

Aging in Place: Wave of the Future 

November 2017
Recap: Planning Ahead: LakewoodAlive’s Community Forum Ponders Future of Aging Population 

Additional Resources 

Aging in Place Resource Guide Enterprise Community Partners
Lakewood Division of Aging LSC Service Corp.
National Aging in Place Council Senior Transportation Connection

 

  

 

From Refugee to Neighbor Part 2: Understanding Public Policy and Community Impact 

May 2017
Recap: LakewoodAlive’s “From Refugee to Neighbor” Community Forum Celebrates Our City’s Diversity 

Additional Resources 

Building Hope in the City Community West Foundation
City of Lakewood Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland
Cleveland Catholic Charities – Migration and Refugee Services The Refugee Response

 

  

 

The Heroin Epidemic: Understanding Impact and Options 

November 2016
Recap: 90 Attendees Pack Lakewood Public Library for Community Forum Regarding Heroin Epidemic 

Additional Resources 

ADAMHS Board Heroin Crisis Hotline Let’s Face Heroin Resource Guide
City of Lakewood Addiction Resources Project DAWN Opioid Overdose Education Program
Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force Rx Drug Drop Box Program
Cuyahoga County Heroin & Fentanyl Data St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Addiction Education

 

 

 

A Deep Dive: Lake Erie Starts at Home 

June 2016
Recap: LakewoodAlive’s Community Forum Draws Crowd to Discuss Lake Erie
 

  

 

From Refugee to Neighbor: Continuing the Conversation 

November 2015 

  

 

Exploring the Legend: Is Equality Alive in Lakewood 

May 2015 

  

 

Housing: Securing a Second Century 

December 2013 

  

 

 

Housing: A New Approach for a New Century

May 2012 

   

 

2010 US Census: What it Means for Lakewood

 November 2011 

 

 

 

Bailey Building and Beyond: Downtown Development

 November 2010