BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton, in partnership with Unite Oregon, will offer a free leadership and civic engagement training for emerging immigrant and refugee leaders and leaders of color in Beaverton from March to May 2017.
Now in its fifth year, the Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) program introduces participants to specific ways to become more involved in their community through local advocacy and city government. Many graduates now serve on the city’s boards and commissions and in other community leadership positions.
The program includes three Saturdays of hands-on trainings focused on strengthening cross-cultural relationships; building leadership, community organizing, and advocacy skills; and providing an in-depth introduction to city government and opportunities for engagement. Activities include sessions with city leaders and practice giving public testimony.
The BOLD program is a key strategy of the city’s cultural inclusion program to increase participation of underrepresented communities in city government.
There is no cost to participate. Applicants must live within Beaverton city limits and be available for all three training dates (March 18, April 15, and May 20). English language proficiency is not necessary; interpretation will be provided as needed.
For more information or to apply, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BOLD. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 17.
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Caption 1: The City of Beaverton is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) program. This free leadership and civic engagement training introduces emerging immigrant and refugee leaders and leaders of color to specific ways to get involved in the community through local advocacy and city government. (Photo/City of Beaverton)
Caption 2: Applications are due Feb. 17 for the City of Beaverton’s BOLD program. Now in its fifth year, the free program offers leadership and civic engagement training for emerging immigrant and refugee leaders and leaders of color. (Photo/City of Beaverton)