Organizational Capacity & Professional Development

Here you will find resources for maximizing your organization’s potential both operationally and strategically

  • Youth Storytelling and Community Engagement in Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    An Inclusive-Planning Process  In 2008, the City of Biddeford began a new chapter in its vibrant history when it entered into a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to develop a Downtown Master Plan.  The Orton Family Foundation is...

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  • Lessons Learned: Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and motivations for participating in the public process are often different than adults.  Coordinators therefore should be flexible...

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  • Student Voices: Tom Laverriere (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Tom Laverriere is a senior at Biddeford High School....

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  • Student Voices: Victoria Eon (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Victoria Eon is a freshman at McGill University, studying...

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  • Youth with a Voice: Brownsville, PA

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Brownsville is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, along the banks of the Monongahela River.  An hour’s drive away from Pittsburgh, Brownsville made its mark as an economic center in the region during the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century as a...

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  • Students in Action Project (Brownsville, PA)

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Two years ago, Brownsville Area High School chemistry teacher Kelli Dellarose organized a group of students involved with the student council to form a “Students in Action” club for their school.  Students in Action (SIA) is a youth leadership program...

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  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Brownsville, PA

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and motivations for participating in the public process are often different than adults.  Coordinators therefore should be flexible...

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  • Student Voices: Franchesca Legros (Brownsville, PA)

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects.   Franchesca Legros is a senior at Brownsville Area...

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  • Student Voices: Chelsea Gump (Brownsville, PA)

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects.   Chelsea Gump is a senior at Brownsville Area...

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