Presentation on Toxic Charity
Guide for Community Development
- How are we focusing on the community in our project?
- Class notes: focus on engaging the community beyond our connection with Lorelei
- Focus on assets (specifically strength and resources rather than needs and limitations)
- What are the strengths of those in Whitesville?
- Class notes: sense of community, talent and creativity (candles), be in conversation with those who understand strengths in the community even if we don’t, open dialogue in community
- Focus on “front-burner” issues
- What are the important things to be accomplished in Whitesville?
- List of needs as identified by our discussion with Lorelei
- Focus on investing (invest with those in need)
- How can we invest with those in Whitesville?
- Get community members involved in projects, such as the greenhouses
- Could we establish a connection between a high school and the community center (internships, community service hours, etc.)? We could go to high schools and create a presentation catered to students on why volunteering can help with their future.
- Focus on leadership development
- Is there a way we can support and develop the leadership of the younger generation?
- Focus on pace- don’t get ahead of the people
- Are we taking over? How can we act as catalysts? What do we need to accomplish in order to be a catalyst? How can we act as connectors?
- Class notes: Send Lorelei a “thinking of you” email (be in constant communication)
Lenny is coming April 13th for the grant-writing workshop!
- Meet head of the black lung clinic, Sister Beth, etc.
- Maybe time in between exams and graduation? Or week after graduation? TBD.
“Don’t be a part of the problem, be a part of the solution” 🙂
Attendance (14): Katie, Dana, Mat, Brittany, Ross, Michelle, Lucy, Cassie, Priyanka, Meredith, Gloria, Maddie, Jill, Mel