Wise & Well U's Community Connect program returns with new and returning training opportunities for WWU staff and faculty

The Wise & Well U Community Connect program, which hosts community-led civic engagement training opportunities on Western’s campus, returns for a second year with some new and returning popular trainings for WWU staff and faculty. Register for these free fall quarter workshops through the WWU Training site: http://training.wwu.edu. 

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Community Connect: Bridges Out of Poverty, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 12- 1 p.m., Humanities 210
Bridges incorporates a national, comprehensive plan to help community partners from all sectors and economic classes together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out poverty. This workshop is a practical way for you to learn about and take an active role in efforts to end poverty locally and beyond. This lunch session will include a workshop activity and provide an overview of the 4-hour Bridges training offered throughout the year. 
Led by Daniella Vingelen, Bellingham Technical College Workforce Funding Coordinator.

Community Connect: Board Service Training, Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12-1 p.m., Humanities 210
If you are curious about board service and the opportunities in Whatcom County, come explore what it means to serve on a nonprofit board, why you should become a board member, how to be an effective board member and where to connect with nonprofits in need of board members. Join us as we explore these questions, highlight resources, and share our experience serving on local nonprofit boards.
Led by Rachel Myers, Whatcom Community Foundation's Board Match Program Manager and Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees, Vice Chair and Summer Starr, Coordinator of the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County and Still Point at Beckside Retreat Center, Board Member.
Community Connect trainings are made possible by local community organizations, the WWU Wise & Well U training program, and the WWU Center for Community Learning at no cost to you. Register here: http://training.wwu.edu. Search "Community Connect." Questions? Please contact Laurel.hammond@wwu.edu. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 1:42pm

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