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September 2002 — Mission: Provide leadership training for citizens in area grassroots organizations to improve communication methods and effectiveness.


1. Provide training in strategic planning, team-building, and direct action organization

2. Develop new communication systems among groups

3. Secure sweat-equity investments and matching grants for community projects

4. Stimulate the formation of new grassroots organizations

Programs and Projects

Develop and implement a comprehensive, assets-based community training program to nurture and sustain the development of grassroots leaders.

Coordinate efforts of civic groups and the district in seeking grants and other sources of funds to conduct community improvement projects.

Provide technical assistance to emerging groups in the creation of formal organizations.