Dr. Jenny Laster Community Engagement Academy



The purpose of the Community Engagement Academy (CEA) is to train community members to become community leaders.

Community Engagement is defined as the process of working collaboratively with groups of people affiliated by geography, special interests, or issues affecting their well-being. It is only through this collaborative work that issues affecting communities will be solved.

During the six weeks of leadership academy, you will learn the steps to work together to make positive change by promoting citizen participation and planning actions which will lead to accomplishing needed change and positive results in your neighborhood.

Training Topics

  • Leadership
  • Grassroots Mobilization: Building Capacity
  • Community Assessment: Taking Action with Information
  • Building the Coalition
  • Advocacy, Power & Influence
  • Sustainability: Cultivating long-term permanence

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