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The “collaborative action” stream is focused on empowering people and groups to focus on their own role in solving complicated problems, and helping them self-organize to take responsibility for the solution. Study Circles, Future Search, and Appreciative Inquiry are considered part of this stream.

American Psychological Foundation Accepting Proposals for Research-Based Programs on Violence Prevention

The American Psychological Foundation (www.apa.org/apf) is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that provides scholarships, grants, and awards to advance the science and practice of psychology and benefit human welfare. The foundation will award up to $20,000 for research-based programs in violence prevention and intervention. The program’s goals are as follows: to encourage the transfer of psychological science with regard to violence, its prevention, and intervention strategies to programmatic applications within the community; to support the implementation of innovative community programs aimed at preventing violence within any […] (continue)

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Launches New Grants Initiative

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (www.jewishfoundationla.org) has announced that it has substantially revamped its grants process to enable the distribution of larger, multi-year grants for programs across the Jewish community. Through its new Cutting Edge Grants Initiative, the foundation seeks to enhance the community-wide impact of its grants by encouraging creative thinkers, social entrepreneurs, and innovative organizations to propose significant and transformative projects of high visibility and impact. The initiative combines three previous grant categories — New and Innovative, Synagogue, and Comprehensive Development […] (continue)

Do Something Invites Young People to Apply for Community Project Grantsd

Each fall and spring, Do Something (http://dosomething.org/) awards grants of $500 each to ten young people who submit creative proposals for solving local problems. Members of Do Something’s Youth Advisory Council evaluate the proposals and award grants to the most deserving projects in three areas: community building, health, and the environment. An applicant must be 25 years old or younger on May 1, 2006, to receive a 2006 Do Something grant. Applicants also must have a mentor to apply for a grant. A mentor can […] (continue)

Paid Internship Opportunity with Direct Action Research and Training Center

The Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART) is currently offering a paid community organizing training program for anyone interested in launching a career organizing around common issues affecting low-moderate income communities like affordable housing, quality public education, living wage, youth services, crime, etc. The DART Center has been conducting a paid community organizer training program for the last four years, and has enabled dozens of people to launch permanent salaried positions in the field. It’s an excellent opportunity for people interested in grassroots, community […] (continue)

Community Based Collaboratives Winter 2006 Journal Now Available

The Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium (CBCRC) Winter 2006 Journal is now available. The main focus of this Journal is the CBCRC funded research reports available under CBCRC research. This issue includes full reports of research findings related to assessing CBC effectiveness, evaluating CBC work and different models for CBCs. The four research projects were funded by CBCRC thanks to the Hewlett Foundation, in an attempt to understand options for monitoring environmental outcomes of CBCs. It also features new research conducted by Mike Crocker of […] (continue)

Quest for Global Healing II Conference in Bali this May

This May, you can join Nobel Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu, Fatima Gailani, Walter Cronkite, and other world-renowned speakers at an extraordinary gathering of concerned global citizens, business leaders and other innovative thinkers in a quest towards a more collaborative, peaceful and sustainable future for humankind and the planet. This unique gathering is designed for those concerned about where the world is heading and who want to play a role in the worldÂ’s renewal. The conference is inspired by a recognition by individuals that the wounds […] (continue)

Midwest Social Forum Calls for Session Proposals

The Midwest Social Forum (www.mwsocialforum.org) is an annual gathering of grassroots organizations, community activists, workers, educators, students, and others committed to making a better, more just world possible. It will be held this July 2-6 in Milwaukee, WI. The MWSF provides an open space for exchanging experiences and information, strengthening alliances and networks, and developing effective strategies for progressive social, economic, and political change. Formerly known as Radfest, the MWSF has been inspired by the World Social Forum and the similar principles on which it […] (continue)

Cleveland Foundation Announces Fellowship for Civic Leaders

Dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Foundation (www.clevelandfoundation.org) has partnered with Coro to ensure that the local community has talented, diverse, well-prepared civic leaders. The Cleveland Executive Fellowship is an experiential, immersion program designed to accelerate the professional development of civic leaders in Greater Cleveland. Its goal is to prepare individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. During the yearlong fellowship, participants will gain hands-on experience through executive-level placements in the business, nonprofit, and public […] (continue)

Baltimore Community Foundation Invites Applications for Neighborhood Grants Program

The Baltimore Community Foundation’s (http://bcf.org/) Neighborhood Grants Program offers funding for resident-driven and -led community-based organizations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County neighborhoods. The primary purposes of the NGP are to support and increase residents’ involvement and investment in their communities; to increase the effectiveness of community organizations by providing financial resources and other support to enable them to initiate and complete priority neighborhood projects; to help neighborhoods become supportive environments for families and businesses; and to strengthen neighborhoods so that current and potential residents […] (continue)

MetLife Foundation Funding Community Police Partnership Awards Program

Since 2002, the MetLife Foundation (metlife.org) and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (www.lisc.org) have partnered to recognize, sustain and share the work of innovative partnerships between community groups and police to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization. Through the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards, the MetLife Foundation and LISC identify and honor partnerships that exhibit tangible accomplishments in their efforts to advance the process, outcome, and evaluation of potent police-community collaborations. Eligible applicants must be member organizations of partnerships that include, but need not be limited […] (continue)