Building Resident Leaders
Are you interested in making your neighborhood and your community a better place to live, work and play? NeighborWorks Great Falls offers two leadership training opportunities for people driven to make a difference in Cascade County.
NeighborWorks Great Falls' Cascade Center for Neighborhood Leadership delivers a unique, civic style of leadership training ~ one that’s built on understanding program planning, listening to multiple perspectives and leading neighborhood programs and projects. Simply stated, participants hone the skills needed to get things done in their neighborhood and community.The training program covers a multitude of topics, such as building partnerships, transforming ideas into actions, writing grants, creating a safer, more vibrant neighborhood and engaging local governments in your project. Community leaders and trainers teach the classes.
NeighborWorks America’s Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a national training conference that aims to strengthen the voices and leadership skills of residents and key volunteers in NeighborWorks communities. For residents, youth and emerging leaders, CLIs provide a framework for learning and a forum for discussing community issues. The next CLI will be held in Columbus, Ohio, in October 2016.
For more than 20 years, the NeighborWorks America's Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership has been an honor bestowed annually in recognition of outstanding contributions by dedicated community leaders. Awardees have often been lifetime volunteers and neighborhood advocates. In 2012, Black Eagle resident Terry Miller was a Dorothy Richardson Resident Leadership Award Winner. Miller has been a volunteer in Black Eagle, Mont., for more than 30 years. She plays a leadership role in several organizations, such as the Black Eagle Civic Club, the Fire Department Auxiliary and the Civic Club's Superfund Technical Assistance Committee.