The 2013-2014 PACE participants are getting ready to graduate! Last week’s session on Sustaining Involvement was the last of their 8-month journey to gain skills in leadership and organizing. The 26 participants have completed six community projects throughout the city and have attended eight skill-building sessions.
Sustaining Involvement focused on these questions: how do we sustain our organizations and how do we sustain ourselves so we can continue to serve our communities? Facilitators Marty Curry from University of Washington and Gregory Davis from the Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition emphasized the importance of evaluating the relevance and impact of groups we belong to, being inclusive, self-care, and collaborating across organizations. If you’d like to learn more about how good leadership and boards can help an organization continue to remain meaningful over time, here is one resource to help get you started: http://www.createthefuture.com/Board%20of%20Directors.htm