Community Powered Workshop connects and amplifies the voices of communities who have not yet been heard to create powerful places that promote a healthy future and break barriers of systemic injustice.
Powerful Voices for Powerful Places
We know what happens when historically underserved communities are shut out from the decision-making process: the outcomes do not serve the needs and challenges of those who are directly impacted; access to basic services is denied or uncoordinated; and roadblocks to overcoming systemic injustices like poverty, health disparities, and vulnerability to climate change are put in place.
It is time to join our allies and start acting. We stand and work alongside powerful communities to challenge the status quo.
Historically, spaces are not designed alongside the people who are part of that community. This leaves little room for understanding the local history, culture, or trauma of a place and little opportunity to address the needs of the community.
We know there is a better way.
We believe that by recognizing and mobilizing the inherent strength and existing assets in a community, we can co-create powerful places that support local collective visions. Through this community-engaged process, we create a more equitable, healthy, and resilient world.
Nicole Joslin & Marla Torrado