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Congratulations Civic Engagement Trainees!

posted Oct 21, 2011, 9:01 AM by Andrea Guerrero   [ updated Oct 21, 2011, 9:04 AM ]
We have just completed our fall Civic Engagement Academy and celebrate our 20 new "civic engagement specialists" who are trained to engage and mobilize community members in the pursuit of social change. 

Trainees participated in a weekend-long seminar and role-playing academy in which they gained valuable knowledge about the historical impact of community engagement and learned critical communications, leadership, and interpersonal skills. They also learned about best practices for engaging community members and received training on cutting-edge technology used for large-scale engagement.

We are grateful to the Guadalupe Charitable Trust for their support of our fall academy! Their support has made it possible to train a new cohort of emerging community leaders.

Our diverse and multilingual trainees are already putting their skills to use as part of our fall voter engagement program, a four-week program to talk to voters about their views on possible solutions to the state budget crisis. After that, we anticipate they will continue to look for opportunities to engage community members and improve our communities.

Congratulations trainees!