Community Capacity Building
Within a community, there are always going to be obstacles that stand in the way of effective change and betterment for all members of the society. Community capacity building focuses on understanding these obstacles and addresses them by working with individual members of the community to effect greater change across the board and improving the overall image and perception of the community.
At DAC (Developing Active Communities) Enterprises, Inc. Boston, our goal is to encourage community members to think globally and act locally. We work with families and women in local communities to build relationships, create self-realization and empowerment, and provide opportunities for education and activism. Our non-profit capacity building programs cover everything from establishing financial stability to communication strategies, to image empowering and preventing violence.
Deborah Cox, executive and founder of our organization, has created a wide variety of training programs, seminars, and community resources to address common problems that reach across age, class, financial and racial boundaries. Our activities are designed to promote image empowerment and self-actualization of the person or the people in our communities, but remain flexible enough that programming can be tailored to meet specific participant’s needs.
Community capacity building workshops we offer include:
• Computer Literacy Basics
• Being Prepared: Life Planning (Health Issues And Creating A Will)
• CPR and First Aid Certifications
• Social Graces and Community Etiquette
• Financial Literacy Course
• Nutrition, Fitness and Overall Wellness
• Interpersonal Communication Strategies
. Know Your Rights
• And More!
The goal of all these courses is to help members of the community understand and navigate within their environment as it exists. Learning this gives a person not only the ability to survive in a variety of personal and professional landscapes, but also creates a sense of purpose and a drive to work for change. To register for a seminar or hear more about community capacity building in Boston, MA, stop into our office or join us at one of our many events.First time customers receive up to $25 off any retreat!