leadership training

United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)

Lowell, MA

UTEC’s mission is to be a “by teens, for teens” safe-haven for youth development and grassroots organizing. UTEC provides a safe and multicultural place of belonging emphasizing the holistic development of Lowell’s young people, ages 13-23, particularly those most often overlooked and labeled as “at-risk.” UTEC reaches out to these young people through intensive street outreach, builds upon their unique strengths within a youth development framework, and creates opportunities to best support them in becoming agents of social change and organizers in the community.

National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, Inc.

San Francisco, CA

NAMAC fosters and fortifies the culture and business of independent media arts. Through dialogue, collaboration, research and advocacy, we connect, organize and develop organizations.

NAMAC serves our membership by:

Conducting research and analysis
Convening the field
Offering leadership training
Advocating on behalf of our field
Our members offer a wide range of services in support of the independent media arts, including production, exhibition, distribution, education, research, preservation and archive development, and telecommunications and cultural policy advocacy.

NAMAC members include community-based media production centers and facilities, university-based programs, museums, media presenters and exhibitors, film festivals, distributors, film archives, youth media programs, community access television, digital arts and online groups, and policy-related centers. Combined, these organizations serve approximately 400,000 artists and other media professionals nationwide.

Human Services Coalition of Dade County

Miami, FL

Human Services Coalition (HSC) supports individuals, organizations and communities to create a more just, equitable and caring society.

Promote Health & Wealth: The Prosperity Campaign

We link residents in need of economic stability with the financial services and healthcare programs that can help. Our network of Prosperity Centers offers services including free tax preparation, economic benefits counseling, homeownership counseling, financial coaching and more.

We also help operate a farmers market in Overtown that accepts food stamps and doubles the value of purchases made with food stamps.

Learn more at www.prosperitycampaign.org.

Develop Leadership: Civic Life Academy

We develop leaders with the attitude, focus and skills necessary to create the change our communities need. Programs in our Civic Life Academy include:

Parent Leadership Training Institute
Advocacy Corps Training
Public Allies
Neighborhood Leadership Program
Storytelling Initiative
Connect & Inspire: Imagine Miami

HSC does social networking with a twist – we call it “civic networking.” We connect South Florida residents across sector, background and area of interest, helping them find new opportunities for collaboration. Imagine Miami Changemaker Conferences, held twice a year, are powerful gatherings of nearly 200 people who learn skills for change, deepen their understanding of issues, discover examples of innovative “change-making” at the local level, and make new and inspiring connections. Learn more.

Advocate for Better Communities

HSC is involved in building the Penny Wise movement, a campaign against cuts to social services in Miami-Dade County.

Build Strong Organizations: Catalyst Miami

HSC’s new capacity building center will assist social enterprises to launch, grow, collaborate and increase community impact. HSC supports groups by sharing administrative services; fiscal sponsorship; advocacy training; communications strategies; business practices; leadership development; and networks.

Transmission Project