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Creating a Shared Vision for a Community

Marsha Murrington, senior program officer, Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation | Roque Barros, director of community building, Jacobs Family Foundation | David Kakishiba, executive director, East Bay Asian Youth Center

To create a vision for the future and long-term change in a community, it’s essential to have a strong, well-conceived community engagement plan and process that allows the voices within the community to be heard. Having outsiders and experts apply their values and preconceived notions of what a community needs is a recipe for failure. This session is led by three skilled change agents, with experiences working across boundaries in a variety of  communities. They will share their insights, stories, and approaches for bringing people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and generations together to envision what they want their neighborhoods and communities to become, determine priorities, address problems and issues, and take greater responsibility for where they live, work, and play.

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