A program built on the notion that great communities thrive when you bridge the divide between institutions and residents.
The first year of this program focused on bridging the divide between institutions and residents in Greater University Circle and served as a pilot for city- wide expansion. Participation was limited to 11 institutional representatives and 11 residents. The Foundations of Community Building ran from October 2018 through May 2019. Congratulations to our first University Circle and Community cohort!
The program includes
- A year-long training series that teaches institutional change agents and residents how to deploy strengths-based community change together.
- Monthly peer-to-peer neighborhood cohort learning circles keep the conversation going.
- Residents have the opportunity to become scholars in residence at Case Western, offering their neighborhood expertise and stories as community ambassadors during their time in the program.
We look forward to kicking off next year's Foundations of Community Building Program. If you are interested in bringing this program to your community, please contact us for more information.