Fall 2013, Wednesdays 2:15-5 p.m.
Be the change you want to see. – Gandhi
Do you want to change the world? Mobilizing communities for positive social change requires educated leaders equipped with the skills to organize people and power. Community organizing is a way to do just that. In this course, each student develops a semester long organizing project through which they learn the concrete skills of creating change.
The course focuses on learning five keypractices: public narrative; building relationships; creating interdependent leadership; strategizing; and acting to achieve specific, observable, and measurable outcomes for social change. Students may have the opportunity to travel to Cambridge, MA to collaborate with other students from the northeast engaged in similar courses for an intensive one day skills training session at Harvard University. For questions, please contact Tiffany Steinwert at Hendricks Chapel.
Purpose: To restore lives by giving people reasonable support and services that will help improve their lives.
Vision: To help people with disabilities find purpose in life.
Mission: To empower people with disability through education, skills acquisition and rehabilitation for independent living.
Project Restoration was inaugurated in May 2009 as a mission to bridge the gap between society and people living with disabilities, especially in Africa.
Its mandate is to raise awareness, support and empower people living with disabilities to help them become useful members of society. We hope to realize this goal through a 4 cardinal strategic approach to impact Africa, beginning with Nigeria —Africa’s most populated nation.
Project Restoration is coordinated in Nigeria by Sola Ogundola who, himself, was infected with polio eleven months after birth. His experiences as a person with disability have impacted our activities in Nigeria.
For details on how you can support or participate in activities of project restoration, contact 315-423-3829.