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Fall 2022 - Power Shift Learning Cohorts

The Empowered Communities Network is hosting this Power Shift - Foundations Series Training event through multiple learning cohorts.  Some cohorts will be hybrid and others will be entirely virtual.   All cohorts will begin with a Virtual Launch Party on September 14th from 6:00-8:00pm EDT. Each…

Rural ABCD Community of Practice 2022 Update

There are some exciting developments happening in the Rural ABCD Community of Practice! Below are some of the developments happening for the group in the new year. In the January meeting, the group will be revisiting its group covenant together to make any necessary adjustments for the new year…

Embrace Communities 2021 Year in Review

2021 Outcomes This past year has been filled with new opportunities that have helped us forge new relationships and deepen existing ones. In total during 2021, roughly 300 individuals participated in training opportunities, 60 individuals got connected to peers through networks and communities…

Our Gift to You: Our Favorite Learning Conversations of 2021

This year, we were gifted many opportunities to gather virtually to share our stories, bring new friends into our network, and fuel the ABCD movement across the globe alongside some amazing collaborators. We are always astonished by how much there is to learn from one another and by how much wisdom…

Power Shift: Supplemental Training Videos

Participating in an upcoming Empowered Communities Network sponsored Power Shift learning cohort? The videos below are referenced in the Power Shift training guide in the order they appear below.  Hillside Story: As told by Lindsay Gullette-Lee Brookland Park Story: As told Laverne Winfree (…

Coaching: A Bridge from Knowledge to Practice

Has this ever happened to you? You come across a new way of doing something that resonates with you, and you want to make the change. Then, you take a training on it, or maybe, you read all the books and articles on it that you can find. The more you learn, the more excited you are about the impact…

Giving Thanks For New Friends

Over the past year, we have been embracing the vision of helping to cultivate stronger communities across the nation and beyond. In April 2021, Embrace launched the Empowered Communities Network  to help ensure our training and coaching services are accessible to all community builders regardless…

Congratulations Fall 2021 Graduates!

Please join Embrace Communities as we celebrate the graduates of our first ever Network Sponsored Introductory Power Shift Training Series that was held this fall! We would also like to celebrate our Network Members, Belmont Community Resource Services and Coastal Bend Neighborhood Empowerment, for…

We Did it! Our Soul Care Groups Have Launched!

We are excited to announce that the pilot Soul Care group that emerged from this summer’s listening project has launched! In fact, due to the growing interest and energy behind this initiative, we have already exceeded our goal of 12 participants and are adding new elements that will allow us to…

Outcomes From Our Soul Care Listening Project

This summer, Wendy McCaig and Cheryl Groce-Wright concluded Phase I of the Soul Care For Community Builders Initiative.  Through a listening project, Wendy and Cheryl discovered what helped the community builders survive and thrive through the many challenges of the past year and a half. Although…