Intergenerational Community Building
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, February 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CST)
River Forest, IL
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Event: Intergenerational Community Building is a two day training provided to key stakeholders from the Austin neighborhood, which will result in an action plan for using intergenerational strategies to address peace building and restorative practices in the community through creating safe places and spaces.
The event will be held on February 20 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and February 21 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Project Information: The Austin Intergenerational Peace Builders project aims to strengthen the capacity of churches, neighborhood organizations, and schools to have a transformative influence on the community through engaging young people at-risk of experiencing violence and community members of all ages to come together to create safety and strengthen relationships in the Austin community. It is designed to build the peacemaking and mentorship skills of both youth and adults in the Austin neighborhood, so they can engage with one another and work together to create safe places and spaces in the community.
The project includes a series of trainings and community capacity building activities in partnership with Austin Coalition for Youth Justice, Austin Coming Together, Austin Community Resource Center, Dreammakers, Dominican University Graduate School of Social Work, and Temple University Intergenerational Center.
When & Where
Austin Coming Together
Austin Coming Together (ACT) is a member based 501(c)3 organization whose primary goal is to increase the collective impact of our member organizations in improving education and economic development outcomes for the Austin community.
ACT’s work is centered on building community capacity for collaborative action by:
Developing Shared Leadership
Creating Systems of Accountability
Planning and Implementing Improvement Strategies
Engaging the Community
Austin Coming Together has four areas of focus:
The Built Environment
LaShawn K. Ford