Wanted: Connectorsby Carolyn Classen on Jun. 25, 2010, under Health, Life, Politics
PRO Neighborhoods is looking for connectors! What/who is a connector? Read on (especially if you care about obesity).
PRO Neighborhoods is seeking 20-25 neighborhood “connectors” to be part of a network of “diverse individuals who are committed to mobilizing resources, strengthening the environment, and supporting the well-being of their neighborhoods. Ideal connectors are currently using an asset-based approach in their neighborhood work.”
Connectors encourage “genuine intergenerational participation. Using tools and resources provided by PRO Neighborhoods and the network, each connector will collaborate with neighbors, schools, businesses and institutions to:
–Build relationships among stakeholders
–Lead an assessment of the community’s health and wellness with an eye to reducing obesity
–Guide a community visioning process to propose solutions to issues revealed in the assessment.”
Those selected will make a 20-month commitment and receive a monthly stipend of $250. Grant funding and technical support will be available to help realize the action projects.
This sounds like a great goal & project, especially to combat obesity in Arizona, and to include inter-generational components, such as wise elders as well as young teens, also prone to obesity. And there’s even a monthly stipend!
If interested send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 9.
For more information, contact Judith Anderson at (520) 882-5885 or at the same email aforementioned.
They are also once again offering their 3 month Community Organizing class, which I blogged about last summer (click here).
Pro Neighborhoods is moving in July to the Historic Y, 738 N. Fifth Avenue, Suite 101 Tucson, AZ 85701. Their phone number will remain the same, 520- 882-5885.