2018 Resident Leadership Academy graduates



On Monday, September 17, the fourth Mid-City CAN Resident Leadership Academy graduation was held in celebration with community and special guest, Councilmember Georgette Gomez who gave the keynote address. Graduates shared about their experiences and leadership goals. Zairaa high school leader from Crawford HSshared a moving and powerful poem about her family’s experience living as refugees in the United States.

Mid-City CAN’s eight-week training focused on learning City Heights' history, community organizing principles, relationship-building, power-mapping, storytelling, and goal-setting. Mid-City CAN provides the training and network to residents who are the experts of their neighborhoods. Our RLA training provides a deep investment in promising and emerging leaders from our community. In turn, the graduates invest their time and long-time commitment to serving their community and being part of the powerful change they want to see in their neighborhoods. Congratulations to our graduates!

Sincerely,

Consuelo Martinez
Leadership Development Specialist

El lunes 17 de septiembre, se llevó a cabo la cuarta graduación de nuestra Academia de Liderazgo para Residentes. Los graduados compartieron sus experiencias y metas de liderazgo acompañados por la Concejal Georgette Gómez, quien dio el discurso de apertura. 

La academia de ocho semanas de Mid-City CAN se centró en aprender la historia de City Heights, los principios de organización comunitaria, la construcción de relaciones, el análisi de poder, la narración de historias y el establecimiento de metas. Nuestra academia proporciona una inversión profunda en líderes prometedores y emergentes de nuestra comunidad. A su vez, los graduados invierten su tiempo y su compromiso a largo plazo para servir a su comunidad y ser parte del poderoso cambio que desean ver en sus vecindarios. Felicidades a nuestros graduados!

Aisha Daniels, Ana Gonzalez, Cathy Handzel, Diana Escobedo, Fatuma Ali, Guillermina Rice, Hafsa Hussein, Hamdi Noor, Jesus Herrera, Joseph Agha, Katia Ortiz, Marcela Mercado, Rosa Hernandez Mateos, Sadio Abdillahi, Sandra Alvarado, Vivien Nguyen, Yanet Mateos, Zarah Abdillahi.

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