Training to Strengthen Communities

Embrace provides training to institutional partners in how to strengthen communities from the inside out using our “Empowered Communities Model” of engagement.

The Empowered Communities Model is a framework designed to build a multi-sector network of institutional partners.  These partners commit to developing the internal capacity of communities by investing in existing and emerging community leaders of all ages. The model utilizes Asset Based Community Development best practices as defined by the Asset Based Community Development Institute and is informed by more than twenty years of practice in the Greater Richmond Region.

We offer both in-person and virtual training options.

Community Based Organizations & Associations

This training is designed for community-based organizations and civic association leaders who seek to mobilize community residents for a community-defined purpose. This training is specifically designed to help grassroots and place based organizations and civic associations identify and mobilize community members in a way that leads to the development of a shared community vision and action teams designed to bring that vision to life.

Neighbor Power
Training

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Students in the Mission Shift training class

Educators

This training is designed for educators both inside and outside local schools who are seeking to strengthen student learning by engaging parents, students and the community at large in the educational process.

Power Shift for Educators
Training

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One of our students engaging youth in her community

Communities of Faith

This training is designed for congregations and faith-based organizations who wish to launch or support a community empowerment effort in either a school or a neighborhood.

Mission Shift
Training

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Wendy training in our Neighbor Power Shift class

Youth Development Organizations

This training is designed for school and community-based youth development organizations who seek to identify, equip and mobilize high school youth to support or lead a community or school empowerment effort.

Youth Power
Training

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One of our students engaging youth in her community
 

Host a Training Session

Embrace Communities can custom design a training experience to help your organization or association make the shift toward a community empowerment strategy that will help to strengthen communities from the inside out.

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Training session in Richmond VA