August 5, 2013
Dennis Benzan Announces 3 Key Initiatives toBridge Residential and Corporate Communities
One of the reasons I’m running for Cambridge City Council is because I want to build better, stronger partnerships between our corporate and residential communities. We need to encouragecorporations to view our neighborhoods as their first best partners and in turn we must educate all our citizens, young and old alike to imagine companies like Novartis, Microsoft, and Google as places wherethey might have successful careers, not just as buildings in whose shadow they walk. There is no questionin my mind that our future will depend on how well we grow together as a city; and in order to growtogether we must break down the habits and barriers that keep us apart; all sectors of our city must work to get know each other, so that we can become better neighbors and better allies.I truly believe that thedream of a more perfect union can be attained right here in our beautiful city of Cambridge.
As Cambridge City councilor, there are three key initiatives that I will coordinate in order to ensure our residential and corporate communities grow together, Cambridge strong.
Bridging Our Neighborhoods And Our Private Sector
My first initiative will be to organize open houses at all the major companies in Cambridge. This issomething that we have not seen enough of in Cambridge—opportunities for our various communitiesintroduce themselves to one another. These open houses will be opportunities for dialogue, socializing,networking and more practically will increase local knowledge of the economic and educationalopportunities that can greatly benefit the city's employment-seeking population.
Launching a Citywide Symposium on STEM Education
For Cambridge to truly prosper we must prepare
our children to meet the demands of the globalized Information Age economy. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused education will play a critical role in our children’s ability to succeed in the globalized economy of the future. And yet