“When you look at the mural program, you have different people having to negotiate, having to problem solve, having to figure out what is going to be the center of the image, where are we going to place it…so they run it. They come up with the ideas, so when we sit down, they come up with the curriculum, they come up with the agenda, they order the paint, they go to the businesses. The fact that I’m standing here, and not doing anything, and that they’re doing the work is a testament to what we talk about in terms of building and developing leadership.”
Adult Training Opporunities
Intensive learning opportunities at Hope.
Neighborhood Entrepreneur Training at Hope. Photo: Bruce Silcox
Hope’s work creates an environment that has multiple opportunities where people can engage around their interests. Intensie year-round adult learning opportunities at Hope:
Personal Empowerment Training
A 24-hour personal empowerment training helps people build and use emotional intelligence skills proven to be important in career, family and educational settings. Following the training, a 6-month follow-up program supports participants as they take steps to reach economic goals they have named as a result of the training. Now accepting spring registrations 2014!
SPEAC: Sustainable Progress through Engaging Active Citizens
SPEAC is an eight month community organizing and leadership training for adults. SPEAC leaders share a commitment to making change in their community through community organizing.The group continues to work on engaging community residents and addressing issues of equity including challenging the lack of resources at Peavey Park, located a block from Hope.
Neighborhood Entrepreneur Training Program
Hope partners with Neighborhood Development Center to offer a 16-week training to adults who want to start or expand a small business. Every year, graduates tell us it is exactly what they needed to get their feet on the ground and move forward with their business idea. If you dream of running your own business, this may be just what you’ve been looking for.