Power in the Hood: Using Community Organizing to Create Change, Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
This session will provide an overview of the elements of community organizing including: campaign planning, leadership development, base building & organizational development. Through a historical look at different campaigns that have been waged and won, participants will understand the difference between organizing and other forms of community action.
Powering-up: Mapping Power for Community Change, Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
This session will allow participants to bring forth their knowledge and experience about how change happens. Through mapping a particular system of power that is familiar to the group because it is impacting their lives, participants will see how power functions and how it can be utilized to benefit the community, instead of maintaining the status quo.
Getting Down to Business: Planning Campaigns that Win, Thursday, June 20, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
This introductory workshop will give participants key skills for using campaigns to fight for and win concrete change in their community. Using examples based on issues that residents struggle with-avoiding foreclosure, addressing community violence, fighting for more parks or better schools in the neighborhood-will make this concrete for all participants.
Join Us! Stay Strong Through Recruitment and Retention, Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
This session will begin the conversation on what makes members join and stay engaged in your projects, programs and organizations., Core skills practiced will be communicating a “pitch” to recruit members, developing strategies for keeping residents involved and creating a plan for truly engaging members.
* All courses will be held at INRC’s offices, 1802 N. Illinois St. and are free; however, they do require registration. If you are interested in attending any of these courses please RSVP to Val Tate at 920-0330, ext 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.