Open to HCD Partners and those working to engage and empower residents in community improvement efforts in Delaware.
2023 - 2024 SERIES:
December 19, 2023 | 12:00pm
"The Essential Tools of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization: Visioning and Goal Setting": Register Here!
In this interactive 90-minute faculty-led webinar, participants will focus on how to develop a community vision and goal setting as part of the neighborhood planning process. You’ll leave able to engage with fellow residents and other neighborhood stakeholders and kick off a robust revitalization efforts.
January 18, 2024 | 12:00pm
"The Essential Tools of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization: Measuring Results": Register Here!
A strong community revitalization effort requires not only effective and efficient planning and implementation, but also a focus on evaluating results and iterating improvement. In this 90-minute faculty-led webinar participants will focus on creating measurable objectives as part of the neighborhood plan and methods to evaluate the results. We’ll also spend time on how to communicate results as part of an important feedback loop to stakeholders and funders.
February 22, 2024 | 12:00pm
"Building Rural Leaders of Color in Housing and Community Development": Register Here!
The dominant narratives about rural America frequently neglect the experiences of people of color. When rural housing and economic challenges are discussed the communities and leaders portrayed tend to lack diversity. While rural America is proportionately less diverse than the country as a whole, these communities are still home to many people of color. This 90-minute webinar training course will examine best practices in building rural leaders of color in housing and community development spaces. We will explore current trends that make intentional investment in rural leaders of color critical. As the national conversation on structural racial inequity continues to unfold, community development organizations and their partners must play a key role in championing racial equity in leadership. Given the aging and retirement trends in community development, there’s an urgent need for clear advancement paths for leaders of color in rural revitalization efforts. Join us as we share in-real-life examples, information and tools to ensure rural Black, Indigenous and people of color have opportunities and skills needed to provide leadership and thrive in community development.
March 21, 2024 | 12:00pm
"The Impact of Policy: Who Makes The Policies?": Register Here!
Community builders and organizers assist and support communities to create the future the community wants. Some changes can occur from within, other changes need “outside” assistance, including from the city or county council, planning commission or any number of other democratic bodies that make policy for the public. The people who serve on those various boards hold significant power over the future of a community. Who are they, how can we influence them, how can our community become the power influencers? This 3-part webinar series explores who makes the policies that affect our communities, and what roles individuals and organization can play in influencing policies. This webinar focuses on how individuals, organizations, and communities can influence policy making at multiple levels of government.
April 25, 2024 | 12:00pm
"The Impact of Policy: Rules and Regulations for Nonprofits": Register Here!
This webinar focuses on the rules of the road governing what political and policy roles nonprofits can play.
May 16, 2024 | 12:00pm
"The Impact of Policy: How Can Communities Become Influencers?": Register Here!
This webinar focuses on how communities can build a coalition and influence policy affecting their partners.
The Essential Tools of Successful Neighborhood Revitalization: Defining Revitalization: WATCH IT HERE!
STRATEGIES TO MEANINGFULLY ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS IN REVITALIZATION PLANNING
Effective Participatory Techniques: WATCH IT HERE!
Breaking With Isolation: The Power Of Neighbors: WATCH IT HERE!
Foundations: WATCH ITHERE!
Together, we ensure all people and places are thriving, without exceptions!
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Neighborworks Community Engagement Self-Assessment (xlsx)Download
1-23 NeighborWorks Resources Page (pdf)Download
1-23 NeighborWorks Session 2 Handout (pdf)Download
3-16-23 NW Training Handouts (pdf)Download
3-16-23 NW Training Resources (pdf)Download
11-30-23 Essential Tools Neighborhood Revitalization (pdf)Download
In our series, we discussed how Shared Stewardship is about working together in an integrated way to make decisions and take actions in a way that improves our vital conditions, outlined our progress, and found a path forward for outcomes that we endeavor to collectively realize for our communities.
It is our sense of shared stewardship that connectedly and collaboratively, improves our communities’ vital conditions, and ensures that Delaware communities thrive as a place to live, work, and play.
You can view the series virtual event contents of the entire series by visiting the HCD YouTube Channel:
Downloads of the Presentations from the event can be found on the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.
We would like to invite you to brainstorm with us on ideas for additional events and content to continue our work together. Interested in brainstorming with us for future events? Please contact Lynn Chaiken at Lynnchaikenconsultingllc@gmail.com.
It is our sense of Shared Stewardship that connects us, collaboratively improves our communities’ vital conditions, and ensures that Delaware communities thrive as a place to live, work, and play.
We look forward to staying connected with you as our vital collective work moves forward.
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