We believe in people and in the power of their skills and experiences.  We host formal training sessions that focus on enabling residents to use their skills and talents together with other community members to create a vibrant and resilient community.

Our Trainings Include:

Community Transformation Course – Based on Paulo Freire’s methodology, this 5-day course provides an opportunity for community members to listen to emotions and come together to make community change.  Register now for the next CTC: January 7-11, 2014

Community Academy   – A series of two interactive 5-day community development courses that offers participants a variety of practical tools for community development work.  It is hosted in collaboration with the University of Missouri’s Community Development Program Division of Applied Social Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources.

  • Looking Local: Capacity Building for Community Change focuses on Community Development fundamentals, principles, and practices.  Next Course: Spring 2014. Participants will:
    • – Develop and practice tools for sustaining communities
    • – Strengthen leadership skills for diverse groups with many view points
    • – Identify and encourage strengths of communities and neighborhoods
    • – Learn to determine a community vision and organize effective steps to achieve it
    • – Create an environment that encourages collaboration and relationship building