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Please join Greater Newark LISC as we host our third Growing Leadership, Building Community Resident Leadership Training.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rutgers University Newark
School of Criminal Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey
Registration form must be completed by September 25th to reserve your seat!!!
The event is free to attend and breakfast & lunch will be served. The agenda for the day is as follows:
9:00am - 9:30am - Registration & Breakfast
9:30am - 9:45am - Welcome/ Opening
9:45am - 10:45am - Morning Plenary
11:00am - 12:30pm - Concurrent Workshops
12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch & Presentation “Community Engagement and You”
1:45pm - 3:15pm - Concurrent Workshops
3:15pm- 3:30pm - Wrap up/ Closing Remarks
The morning plenary will present national examples of effective community/police partnerships and will explore best practices that promote fruitful relationships between communities and law enforcement. Panelists will include a representative from the Newark Police Department, a local community organizer, a community safety practitioner from the City of Baltimore, and the director of LISC’s National Community Safety Initiative.
Concurrent workhops options include:
Leading with power: Tapping your leadership strengths
How to become a community problem solver
Keeping our youth engaged: Alternative programs that work
Strategies for engaging and keeping your neighbors involved in your community
Data driven storytelling: Using data to advocate for your community
Toxic Neighbor: Port Activities & Health
If you need help completing our form, please give us a call at 973-624-6676.
We look forward to seeing ou on October 3rd!
Messsage from Michael Rubinger, LISC President & CEO
We live in a world where data drives understanding. And yet, we’ve been sorely lacking data when it comes to valuing comprehensive community development. We can easily describe projects and programs and talk at length about responsive plans and creative partnerships, but it has been difficult to quantify how these efforts all come together to drive fundamental, lasting change.
In short: Do people really live better in the places where LISC works? The answer is yes. In this first report to evaluate outcomes from our Building Sustainable Communities strategy, we focus on employment and incomes for residents in 63 low-income communities where we are investing. We found a clear correlation between increased LISC investments and improvements in income and employment. What’s more, we see a hopeful sense of resiliency in these places, as they hold their ground when faced with intense economic challenges that have decimated similar communities. Read more
Strong relationships between clients and financail coaches are central to the success of LISC's FInancial Opportunity Centers (FOC).
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