Strengthen Your Organization by Connecting With Community Assets

Posted on March 30, 2009

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Strengthen Your Organization by Connecting With Community Assets

When? Tues & Wed. May 19-20, 2009 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where? New Song Community Church
2230 Frederick Douglass Blvd- Manhattan (Harlem)
Between 120-121 St Near Subway A,B,C,D – stop at 125th St

Sponsored by: Parent to Parent of NYS and Northeast Community Transformation (An affiliate of the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee)

Strengthen Your Organization by Connecting With Community Assets
When not for profits and faith based organizations engage in a range of community resources, they are more effective than those that involve only the staff of their lead organization.  They are more powerful community actors when they become effectively connected to the citizens, resources and other
assets of the local community and less exclusively focused on needs, problems, and deficiencies.

This workshop will help:
– Strengthen an organization by enhancing connections with the community’s assets: citizens, associations and institutions.
– Strengthen the community by investing in the community’s assets.
– Strengthen current and future community based projects, activities and proposals.

You will learn:
– How to assess, identify and strengthen your relationships through mobilization of community residents,
organizations and resources.
– How to identify and connect your organization’s assets to community mobilization efforts.
– How to mobilize, involve, and engage local assets and partners.

FACULTY: Mike Green Mike is a long time community organizer, social worker, and parent of an amazing daughter, Annie, who is a person with developmental disabilities.

http://www.mike-green.org

About the sponsors:
Parent to Parent of NYS is a statewide not for profit organization with a mission to support and connect families of individuals with special needs. We are a point of contact for many parents who are ‘getting started’ on their journey of parenting a child with exceptional challenges. 15 offices throughout NYS are staffed by Regional Coordinators, who are parents or close relatives of individuals with special needs.
Janice Fitzgerald, Executive Director.

http://www.parenttoparentnys.org/

Northeast Community Transformation is a community development resource organization affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
Al Santino, Director
http://www.crwrc.org/pages/crwrc.cfm

REGISTRATION: Cost is $100.00 — includes tuition and book – When People Care Enough to Act (http://www.mike-green.org/act.php) Space is limited to 50 For more information call: (518)359-3006 or e-mail: p2pnys@centralny.twcbc.com http://www.parenttoparentnys.org Make checks payable to: Parent to Parent of NYS and mail to P.O. Box 1296, Tupper Lake, NY 12986

Registration for the Tues.-Wed. May 19-20, 2009 Stronger Communities Workshop
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