Thursday, September 7, 2023
2:00 p.m. ET - 3:15 p.m. ET
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Creating Sustainable Community Partnerships
Effective community partnerships help to support youth and teens, especially those that have adverse living experiences. Partnerships should be based on mutual respect and strengths based relationships. Relationships establish continuity between programs and community agencies with a firm footing in equity and sustainability. When you build and maintain a good partnership, your work is made not only easier but also more transparent, representative of community interests and needs, effective, and impactful.
1. Participants will learn ways to connect with their community, create community relationships & partnerships, foster community engagement through partnerships, and why building equitable and sustainable partnerships is important.
2. Participants will be able to draft an individual and/or organizational values proposition to align values with partnership and engagement.
3. Participants will identify partners, resources, activities, and beneficiaries utilizing a mission model canvas.
Alisha Rojas Harrison
Alisha Rojas Harrison (she/her) has lived and educational experience with trauma and resilience. A Youth Development Professional at heart, her vision is to create healing and resilient communities through advocacy, education, and empowerment. She is the Founder of Luminary Productions LLC, providing access to trauma informed training for community leaders, educators, and adolescents. Alisha also founded Helen’s House, in honor of her Grandmother, to specifically address the youth mental health crisis. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband of 20 years, their two boys, and their psychiatric support animal Jarvis.
Moderator: Shira Collings
Youth Coordinator, National Empowerment Center