The Neighborhood Institute is the place where the core issues that Strong City works on — education, housing, community organizing, economic development, fighting inequality and racism — come together in one place, at one time. Participants will learn how to use the city building code to fight vacant housing, to form coalitions across neighborhoods divided by race and class, to empower youth to advocate for themselves on issues they care about. They will hear about strategies for economic development that put people first, emphasizing sustainability and inclusion. We will acknowledge those who work tirelessly as community organizers, for little recognition, at the grass-roots level. There will even be a workshop on "The Power of Voting."