“Facilitation is like the art of glass blowing. You either make it or you break it.”
- Kim Ault, Community Member

This course, based on Paulo Freire’s methodology, provides an opportunity for community members to listen to emotions and come together to make community change. This course is facilitated by Sumaya Karimi.  The next Community Transformation Course is  January 7-11, 2014.


Designed to strengthen:
– ability to organize your community
– skills in responsible, ethical, inclusive methods of engaging community members

Designed for individuals committed to bringing about positive change:
– in yourself
– in your community


– personal strength and motivation
– interpersonal skills
– how to effectively use personal skills for community transformation


– to listen for themes during conversations where people show strong emotions
– to make connections between strong emotions and motivation
– to break through apathy and bring community transformation
– the Training for Transformation principle
– to facilitate community dialogue


– critical awareness of the root causes of community problems
– training materials based on the Freire methodology

For more Information: Please, call CDF 404-736-6602



5 day course in English, January 7-11, 2014 From 9:00-5:00 pm

Registration Deadline is: Thursday, December 23, 2013

When you register for the course, we encourage you to attend the focus group on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Please send an e-mail at sumaya@cdfaction.org to confirm that you are able to attend the focus group.

Course presented by Rollins School of Public Health and CDF: A Collective Action Initiative 

 Course is held at Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30322

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