Belong In Burlington

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Whether you have lived here a lifetime or are new to the neighborhood, Belong in Burlington will help you discover Burlington and love the place you live.  You will learn how to have fun, explore and stay healthy in Burlington!

This free event is hosted at the Burlington Municipal Building (425 South Lexington Avenue) in downtown Burlington. This is a drop-in event between 6-7:30pm

Belong in Burlington consists of 8 kiosks designed to help you find ways to connect with your community and meet others who live, work and make a difference in Burlington.

You won't leave Belong in Burlington empty-handed. Each new resident will receive a challenge card to help them engage with the community.

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Praise for Belong in Burlington

  • “Great program! I really learned a lot.”
  • “I recently retired and had been working outside of town. It was a great way to get re-acquainted with the city. A very warm and welcoming event. The childcare was an excellent added incentive for new families to attend. I had a wonderful time…”
  • “I think it was a good mix of information. I really liked how you had enough people at each station so that people were greeted as they walked up (even if another person was already talking to someone).”
  • “We were very glad we attended. We walked away with the impression that the city of Burlington was being managed by people that are really on top of the jobs they are doing and really want to be as excellent as they can be.”
  • “We were very impressed with the event and have nothing to compare it to to offer suggestions for improvement, we met new people, learned about resources in the community, and are looking forward to attending future events. Thank you!"

Belong in Burlington Kiosks:

Explore Your City:
Discover ways to explore Burlington. Whether by foot, bike, bus, or plane, get to know the history, art, and natural elements that make Burlington unique. 

• Bike/Pedestrian Maps
• Hiking/Park Maps 
• Historic District Walking Tour
• Link Transit 
• Public Art Map
Do Something Fun:
Find the fun in your new community! There are countless opportunities to have fun right here in Burlington. 

Be Well:
Safety and healthfulness are community efforts. Learn how to take steps to protect your family, stay healthy, and be well in Burlington. 

Kids Activity Center:
Let your children experience interactive play supervised by Burlington Recreation & Park Youth Programming professionals while you experience the Belong in Burlington program. 

Burlington Recreation & Parks Department:
• Youth Programs 
Afterschool and Fundays 
Exploration Station 
Summer Camps 
Thataways Youth Center
Youth Sports 
Keep Learning:
New city, new experiences: there is no better time to learn something new and there are so many options for you to explore.   

• Alamance Community College 
        - Personal Enrichment/Continuing Education
        - Degree Programs
        - Corporate Education
Elon University 
• Alamance Makers Guild  
• May Memorial Library 
• North Park Library 
• NotifyMe (learn about upcoming events)
Make  Difference:
There is no better way to become rooted in your city than to invest in your community. Find your niche and unearth the best way for you to make Burlington better. 

Alamance Arts 
Alamance-Burlington School System 
Animal Services Volunteer Outreach 
Burlington Connected
• United Way of Alamance County 
Volunteer Alamance
• Voter Registration 
Shop Local:
Every dollar spent in a local business compounds to create a better future for the entire community so it pays to shop local.

Downtown Burlington
Beyond Belonging:
Don’t just belong, take the lead! Take the next step and learn how to be a leader in your community.

• Board and Commission membership
• Burlington Fire Citizens Academy 
• Burlington Police Citizens Academy 

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