community weaving workshop
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"Family Support Network, Int'l" <wecare at familynetwork.org>
Please post and distribute to your colleages, families and friends. We
do our best to update our list and comply with your requests. Simply
send email with unsubscribe in the subject line if you do not wish to
receive these announcements in the future. Due to high volume of
requests, we are looking for sites to host Community Weaving trainings.
For more information email: CWT at familynetwork.org We are currently
recruiting trainers who speak Spanish, Russian and French to meet the
growing demand to implement Community Weaving practices around the
world. Send email to trainers at communityweaving.org to receive more
COMMUNITY WEAVING WORKSHOP
September 20 & 21, 2007
9am - 5pm
2100 24th Ave. So.
2007 Jefferson Award Recipient
Community Weaving is a community building approach that increases
community capacity and social capital by engaging people as "Good
Neighbors" who pool resources, network with one another and co-create
initiatives for the common good of the community.
As a Community Weaver, you will learn how to grow Family Support
Networks in schools, churches, neighborhoods, associations and
corporations within your community to increase productivity and tap
innovation to solve problems. You will gain insight into transformative
community building theories that sparks a village effect within
communities enabling people to make their unique contributions to
benefit the whole community. All the tools, techniques, and web-based
technology is provided to implement Community Weaving to empower
families toward self-sufficiency by giving them access to a treasury of
resources. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to engage, train and
mobilize a grass roots social support system that serves as a safety net
for families, fosters social capital and functions interdependently with
formal systems to improve the health and welfare of whole communities
from the inside out.
Register early to guarantee your space and pass the word along to your
colleagues and friends.
Note: If you'd prefer to start Community Weaving in your community by
hosting a training, email CWTinquiry at communityweaving.org and we'll send
you all the details.
Cheryl Honey, Pioneer of Community Weaving and Founder, Family Support
Cheryl Honey is the pioneer of Community Weaving practices and
contributing author to The Change Handbook (2nd Ed). She founded the
Family Support Network, International (FSNI), a non-profit organization,
in 1993 as a welfare mother with the belief that people didn't need
fixing...they needed to be connected! She has trained and certified over
400 Community Weavers and Family Advocates who are respected leaders and
change agents in their communities. Cheryl graduated from Antioch
University Seattle. She received the Washington State 2007 Jefferson
Award (nobel prize for public service), the Giraffe Award for sticking
her neck out in 1996 and was presented with the Ambassador of Peace and
Excellence in Leadership Awards from the International and
Interreligious Federation for World Peace. The ABCD Institute and
Institute for Civil Society have recognized the Family Support Network
model as an exemplary approach to capacity building. Cheryl is an
author, speaker and musician and resides with her family in Bothell,
Free & Easy Access to Resources!
Participants learn how to pool and tap an abundance of grassroots
resources using free web-based technology to create a safetynet for
families. The new www.familynetwork.org enables people to be good
neighbors and support one another to build and bridge social capital
across community sectors.
Free open source technology!
· Pool and map strengths and assets
· Interconnect group members together
· Conduct searches using multiple criteria
· Find volunteers willing to share knowledge and resources
· Build the capacity of your group
· Post activities to calendar
· Organize community initiatives
· Access “How to’s” to replicate great ideas
· Publish Activity Reports
· Publish Resource Directories
FSN volunteer, Max Stalnaker and Cheryl Honey developed the web-based
technology to enable individuals and groups to share resources,
establish Group ID's, locate resources, organize activities, spearhead
initiatives and publish resource directories. This technology is free
and has flexible applications for connecting members of groups,
associations, neighborhoods, churches, and schools together.
(Includes certification & materials)
Email scholarships at familynetwork.org with your scholarship request
(No one will be turned away due to financial constraints!)
For more information:
wecare at familynetwork.org
Family Support Network
"The more resourceful we are among ourselves, the more valuable a
resource we become to our families, our communities and our world."
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