Hi Jill, thanks! We are excited to be shifting our approach in this direction and learning a lot along the way. We envision that the Action Cohorts will be flexible and adaptable depending upon who is participating and what interests they have, but in general we anticipate: o Knowledge gained around trauma, social justice, and systems change o Leadership skills gained including ability to articulate individual and community strengths and desires, increased confidence levels, and ability to build collaboration o Connections gained to network of peers and to people in positions of power This is a work in progress and will likely shift as we are able to begin implementing the Action Cohorts. Thanks for your well wishes! Same to you!
Hi Jill, this sounds like a great project! We are also similarly trying to invest in community leadership and building capacity of Latino immigrants here in the Twin Cities. I really like your idea for creating a platform for cross-village engagement and resource sharing among neighboring communities and local government. I think that makes a lot of sense and give folks another way to connect. Best of luck!