Project Stewardship: What a Long, Strange Road It Has Been, Welcoming Communities
This is the first of the four-part 2021 Project Development Series. Hear from project leads from the Southern Vermont region on how they’ve stewarded their projects through each step, created community buy-in, dealt with failure, and learned to pivot and re-envision mission.
There are three projects included in this project stewardship session, each with a different focus, that spans over the week of March 29th, 2021. Conversations will take place on three different occasions so that there is enough time to dig deep and ask questions about each project. In each session, you’ll hear from the project lead, a community champion, and a funder of the project.
The facilitator, Maggie Foley of Guilford, recently helped Winston Prouty create a strategic plan for their 108 acre campus.
Project 1: Welcoming Communities, a Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation program- March 29, 12-2p
Learn about Welcoming Communities, an initiative which grew out of the Working Communities Challenge, offered by the Boston Fed. Hear how BDCC, the project lead, is pivoting after they did not receive Fed funding in order to stick with the long term vision to welcome immigration to the region.
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