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Community Mediation Seeking 2 African American, 2 Spanish Speak bilingual Adults for Important Collaboration\Training

Community Mediation, Inc. needs to recruit two African American adults and two Spanish speaking bilingual adults to take the upcoming Facilitator Training April 12, 13, 24, from 5pm to 9pm. Collaborating with the Housing Authority, those having taken the training will provide facilitated dialogues for parents at two housing sites (Quinnipiac Terrace and Village West). A range of concerns will be addressed, including nurturing parenting, financial management, school-related advocacy, and health care to name a few.

With the basic facts and an opportunity to share their struggles and concerns about parenting, these mothers and fathers will have a better understanding of the needs and abilities of their children; an opportunity to feel heard and create connections that can become future support systems; and the skills to act on the behalf of their children and themselves.

This initiative is not yet funded, so trained individuals may be called upon for other dialogues. Pending funding the timeline would be (all or part of) a commitment of once or twice a month on a weeknight from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. beginning in July/August of 2010 and ending July/August of 2012.

If you are interested in putting your leadership skills to work in the community, please contact Susan Spight, Community Mediation, Inc., at skspight@gmail.com to find out more information. Your help is appreciated. Thank you.

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