Author: Nicole Solis, Communications Specialist
Margaret Mead once wrote, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Community leaders are emerging in downtown San José now more than ever. The Community Leadership Program (CLP) conducted a collaborative workshop on Thursday February 11, 2016 to begin the initial planning stages for upcoming neighborhood projects. The CLP is a program of CommUniverCity enacted to help communities focus on building neighborhood engagement and leadership skills. This specific workshop was focused on project meeting and conflict management.
opportunities. Grouping like project ideas allowed members to compare notes and present their ideas in an open and team building atmosphere. Addressing key concerns and opportunities for each project is essential when creating a plan of action. Members were also asked to interview neighbors of their own to gather their opinions and discuss possible revisions to help facilitate project outreach.
“I feel empowered to drive a project that helps my community,” said Teresa Buchholz, Neighborhood Leader of Roosevelt Park.
Neighborhood Leaders were elated to gain more tools and collaboration from the CLP meeting.
“I have increased my knowledge of and appreciation for other San Jose neighborhoods. Attending the sessions has enriched my commitment to continue to make San Jose a precious place to live,” reported Aimee Cheung, Neighborhood Leader of Downtown.
This diligent group of leaders, stemming from the downtown communities of San José, has made a commitment to themselves and their neighborhoods. They are working to better those around them and believe that everyone deserves to live in a vibrant and thriving community. Want to be a part of this special movement? You can sign up for future workshops with CommUniverCity here. Make the choice to make the difference.