Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crown Heights Community Mediation Center - 2011 Leadership Training Institute

I prattle a lot about community and community improvement, but there are folks in Crown Heights who devote their days to making the neighborhood a better place, and they're asking you to join them. The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, who are also responsible for the Save Our Streets Crown Heights initiative, are now accepting applications for their 2011 Leadership Training Institute. From what their coordinator told me, a few participants found out about the program on this blog last year, which warmed my heart. Hopefully there are more great folks out there just waiting to read this.

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is now accepting applications for the 2011 Leadership Training Institute. The Leadership Training Institute is a program aimed at bringing together community members who are dedicated to working to improve Crown Heights to both strengthen their leadership skills and build relationships with others in the community.

Through the Institute, participants will meet with trainers who are experts in their fields on a variety of topics to learn from each other, and develop and ultimately implement their skills. These topics include networking, community organizing, grant writing and fundraising, coalition building, working with the media, and event planning. Participants will be able to put their newly acquired skills to use by organizing a community project as a final project of the Institute. Past groups have organized a local photography contest, a resource and entertainment fair to complement the Annual Family Day Picnic in Crown Heights, a healthy foods expo and published a guide for access to healthy food in Crown Heights.

This year, LTI will have two cohorts: One will build on momentum from last year's group by continuing to work on healthy food access and the other will work on an anti-gun violence project related to the work of our program, Save Our Streets Crown Heights.

At the end of the program, participants will come away with concrete skills as well as relationships with others in the community who are dedicated to improving Crown Heights.

Applications are available for download HERE, and can be submitted by email to mweiss@crownheights.org, fax to 718-774-5349, or in person at the Mediation Center; 256 Kingston Ave. Please direct all question to Micah Weiss at 718-773-6886.


  1. What a fantastic opportunity for those living in the Crown Heights Area. The community mediation centre offering such programs will definately assist in developing skills that can not only benefit the residents, but also the community in general.

    Jean Smith

    ADR Researcher

  2. I really like how your class timings of your blog. I enjoyed reading your blog and it is both instructional and interesting.Thanks!