Members of the Fruit Belt neighborhood will begin leadership training that will ignite change within their community. These leaders will participate in an eight week course in which they will identify and create change in pursuit of increasing their quality of life. Led by a coalition of BNMC Partners, such as the University at Buffalo (UB), with other BNMC member institutions; Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Kaleida Health, the training provided by the UB School of Management and Leadership Buffalo will teach the group how to identify the most prevalent issues, build a plan to address each issue, and measure their success.
A kick-off event for the training will occur Wednesday, November 7th (rescheduled from Tuesday, October 30th) starting at 5:00 p.m. at Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Gaylord Cary Meeting Room in the Research Studies Center on Carlton Street. Group participants will convene with Council member Darius Pridgen to meet the mentors, the leadership trainer, institution representatives and become acquainted with one another as they prepare to embark on the four-month long journey to impact their community.
The expert training will also prepare the group with strategies on how to take advantage of collaboration opportunities with BNMC member institutions. The group will work collaboratively with churches, businesses, and other organizations interested in building partnerships that address the social, cultural, and economic issues they wish to improve.
Following the training, the group will develop a project that will be implemented to have a positive effect on the neighborhood.
The BNMC and its partners are committed to serving as a catalyst for groups in the neighboring communities that want to identify and change issues facing their community. To learn more about the training and how to participate, contact Ekua Mends-Aidoo at 716.218.7806 for more information.
Class 1: Wednesday, Nov. 7th 5-7 p.m.
Class 2: Saturday, Nov. 17th 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Class 3: Thursday, Dec. 6th 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class 4: Monday, Dec. 17th 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class 5: Wednesday, Jan. 9th 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class 6: Wednesday, Jan 23rd 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class 7: Wednesday, Feb 6th 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class 8: Wednesday, Feb 20th 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thereafter, project implementation.