RootSkills In-Person Training (Portland, ME)

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Join fellow Grassroots Fund grantees, community organizers, nonprofit leaders, and passionate students on April 29, 2017 at the Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine (Portland, ME) for the second RootSkills In-Person Training, as part of the Grassroots Fund's 2017 RootSkills Training Series. This year's series theme is "Building Resilient Communities", through Spirit in Action's Theory of Transformation to collectively transform the world by working with communities to Reimagine culture, Resist domination, Reform institutions and Recreate society.

We welcome you to learn, share, & work together to develop actionable, holistic strategies that create more inclusive communities & programs. At this event, we’ll be grappling with tough questions, sharing inspiring solutions, and looking to hear from YOU!

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Why attend the RootSkills In-Person Training?

  • 9 interactive workshops, on topics from fundraising to marketing to youth organizing, lead by community leaders and organizers from across New England 
  • Day-long intenstive workshop with trainers from Third Sector New England on creating diverse, inclusive community programs and networks
  • An evening panel on Civic Engagement from local community leaders, including dinner
  • Speed Seed Application rounds - Apply for a grant with the help of Grassroots Fund staff!
  • Meet and network with fellow grantees and grassroots community organizers

This event is open to community members interested in social justice, building bridges between silos, and working to develop a plan towards building a more just and sustainable society. 

Keynote Speaker - Jacqueline Maisonpierre

Jacqueline Maisonpierre is the Farm Manager for New Haven Farms,  a non-profit farm based in New haven CT, dedicated to promoting health and community development through urban agriculture. Jacqueline cultivates New Haven Farms' seven urban farms, providing organic food and educational opportunities for low income families suffering from chronic diet related diseases. She has a background in ecology, with a degree in Environmental science from UVM's Rubenstein School for the Environment and Natural Resources. He passion for environmental education, agriculture, food, community organizing, and public health brought her back to the diverse community in New Haven.  Jacqueline is bilingual in English and Spanish; she loves cultivating produce in the city, and working to support community members to lead healthier lifestyles. In 2016 she and her team grew 15,000lbs of produce on less than 3/4 of an acre of urban land, experimenting with bio-intensive spacing and no-till practices.

This in-person training is brought to you from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund through the RootSkills Training Series. 

Thank you to our wonderful RootSkills Sponsors!