About Momentum Teams
What are momentum teams?
Momentum teams, formed by residents living in City Heights, are issue-based teams that plan and organize movement within the local community. These are the centers of advocacy, networking, and project development.
Mid City CAN’s Momentum Teams include:
How Do Momentum Teams work?
Each team has elected co-chairs. Teams must abide by Governance Guidelines and report out at the Networking Council. Teams come and go with the momentum around community issues but they must be in-line with the mission, vision and strategic direction of Mid-City CAN.
What is the process?
This is an organic process that is self informing; what this means is that it is very fluid and flexible and as new data comes to light we adapt. Information on the process plan can be found on our website www.midcitycan.org.
What's the plan? Or, where's the plan for the next ten years?
There is no plan. YOU are the plan... we are building it together and hope to have it done by Feb. 2010. You can find the latest documents on our website www.midcitycan.org.
When do we meet and how do meet other teams?
You decide when to meet and how often. These are all public meetings and anyone can come.
if my team needs help, who can I ask?
Mid-City CAN staff is available to provide support to co-chairs and teams. If you have questions or need help, please call Diana Ross at (619) 283-9624 x218.
If my team is experiencing conflict, who can help us?
If you team is experiencing conflict please contact the National Conflict Resolution Center for assistance. English: (619) 723-9004, Spanish: (619) 428-3200, Vietnamese: (619) 384-7602. Services are also available in other languages.
Is this for money?
No. This is for the community.
What about the grants?
The California Endowment will be releasing new grant making guidelines in the future go to www.calendow.org to stay up to date.
What kind of resources are there to help us?
How can I learn about the planning process?
To learn more about the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Planning Process in City Heights please read the planning process proposal document. The document can be found on the Mid-City CAN website in English, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese.
Can the House Meeting Leaders conduct a survey, outreach materials, or help with research for my organization?
Although house meetings have come to a close, House Meeting Leaders continue to be highly engaged and active in the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Initiative and they are not available to disseminate surveys, outreach materials, or to conduct research. As of today they have completed 100 house meetings with over 820 participants.
How can my organization best participate in the planning process?
The best way for an organization to participate in the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Planning Process is to attend a momentum team. Organizations are encouraged to consider participating in only one team and to consider who the best person might be to participate in logic modeling.
Can Mid-City CAN fund my organization or project?
Mid-City CAN is a community collaborative. Mid-City CAN is not a foundation or endowment. Mid-City CAN does not fund individual organizations or projects, and does not accept applications. However, the Mid-City CAN Coordinating Council can provide letters of support for organizations or projects with Coordinating Council approval.
Does Mid-City CAN make grants? If so, how can I apply?