LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COHORT
Barrio En Marcha!
Meets every two weeks
Runs from January - December
Has change happened yet? That is a question that we continue to ask, as we wait for our hard work to pay off. The truth is, we might not see the results we would like to see, but there are results already happening that are difficult to measure.
As a community transformation organization, we are interested in the change that happens internally in our participants and the change they create in their own micro communities.
Our Leadership Cohort was born to go beyond event or initiative creation, into exploring how art can help measure what seems elusive to conventional methods.
Our cohort design is looking to give participants:
Acquisition of pertinent skills
Change in mentality
Our cohort syllabus include:
Retreats and visits to other cities to learn from other organizations
The following are some events we have created so far:
For our pilot year, our cohort has identified two areas of impact: project ideas:
African American community engagement initiative
Basic Family Literacy acquisition with a focus on Spanish Speakers.
Our cohort plans also include:
An Art Coop Alliance: That helps artists gain entrepreneurial skills, such as pricing their pieces, and builds communal power among artists.
An Art Coop shop: to sell original community artwork prints, t shirts, etc.
We are working on a song that encourages Spanish speaking families to read to their children!