Thank you to everyone who helped make our Oct. 21 Candidates' Accountability Action a success! We had 650 people from congregations, community organizations and the Howard County Education Association show up to hear how the candidates' responded to our agenda of affordable housing, green jobs, children's health, Head Start, and senior transportation.
UPCOMING TRAINING ON ORGANIZING YOUR INSTITUTION AND TO CREATE CHANGE:
These are a great way to energize and engage yourself and people in your institution in PATH (even if you've been to training before). Both are relevant to internal development and engagement for our congregation or organization. Please encourage people from your organization to come, even if they didn't sign up!
HOW TO CREATE CHANGE BY BUILDING POWER with Rob English, National IAF
Thursday November 6
St John Baptist Church, 9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia
Learn how PATH and our sister-organizations in the Industrial Areas Foundation succeed at creating sustainable change to act on our values by organizing our work around leaders, relationships and democratic power. The concepts of this training are relevant to building and developing stronger, more engaged congregations and organizations.
Taught by Rob English, IAF Organizer and Lead Organizer of the campaign to win $1 Billion in school construction to fix Baltimore’s schools.
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS TO CREATE CHANGE
Tuesday November 11
Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
What change to you want to see? What is the public dimension of our personal stories? How do “change-makers” move things forward? Why do we have to disorganize around tasks and reorganize around people, and how do we cultivate and build public relationships? This training combines individual meeting skills practice and power analysis. This training teaches specific tools that are useful to identifying, training and developing leaders in your congregation and organization.
EARLY VOTING IN HOWARD COUNTY
Thursday October 23-October 30
Howard County Residents can vote at any of the Early Voting Locations:
For details click here.
PATH—People Acting Together in Howard—is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in Howard County’s neighborhoods and congregations. We are non-partisan, multifaith, multiracial, and dedicated to making our county and state a better place to live and thrive. You’ll find us working for change: door-to-door and in living rooms, in churches and classrooms, in front of the County Council and at the State House in Annapolis.
In just a few years, PATH has become a force for a more just and equitable county. Our victories have been wide-ranging, here a just a few:
PATH is a non-profit supported by the dues of our member organizations and by individuals, businesses, and foundations. We are affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a coalition of like-minded organizations in cities across the United States. The IAF is the oldest and largest institution for community organizing in the United States. For sixty years, the IAF's mission has been to train people to take responsibility for solving problems in their own communities and to renew interest of citizens in public life.
View the video on the youth conservation corps PATH won, creating 76 full-time summer employment positions for young adults in Howard County over two summers: