Our mission is to build and support a resilient and sustainable community of active citizens in and around North West London that works collectively to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. A community that reaches out and listens, connects and motivates people to build their collective power. When people are organised, communities get heard and power begins to shift creating real change for good.
The NWL Social Action Hub is a partnership between Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm & the Stonegrove Community Trust aiming to embed the principles and practice of Community Organising and Community Hosting across North West London through the offer of high quality certified training, coaching, and support and through the growth of a community of practice.
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Meet Paulette – Your Accredited Trainer.
Paulette Singer has a background working in the homeless sector and experience in project management, funding acquisition, volunteer coordination, training delivery and community engagement with “hard to reach” client groups. She has worked in prisons helping individuals into training and employment and has successfully delivered on both ESF and Local Government contracts. She is a qualified RHS Horticulturist, Permaculture gardener, and adult trainer. Paulette has been Community Organising for eight years and now works as a Community Organising and research facilitator. She is a co-founder of the Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm project where she actively embeds Community Organising principles and practices to develop this thriving community enterprise. She has been a resident of Clitterhouse Crescent since 2010.
What will I learn?
Community organisers reach out and listen to people, then connect and motivate them to build their collective power. In this course, you will start to explore how people come together so that they can understand and take action on their concerns to build community and overcome social and economic injustice.
You will learn about:
- What community organising is
- The importance of listening to build relationships and explore issues
- Power in communities and why it matters
- What motivates people to act
- How to take your next steps in community organising
Like all of our training, it is both active and thought-provoking. It is designed so that everybody can take part and share their ideas and experiences. Many different people have taken part in the Introduction to Community Organising course, from members of the community, people who work in community organisations as well as individuals from local government and statutory services. Our more senior residents can also benefit from the course who want to learn new skills and want to take on a new project within their community.
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the structural inequalities of our local communities and wider society. Our communities cannot simply wait and expect to be improved and saved by others. We need to empower people to build their own power and capacity, to create stronger and more sustainable communities which act together for the whole good of the community. This June we will be offering Community Organising accredited training both virtually and in-person restrictions permitting.
Take a look at our pilot video from Jan 2020:
To book your one day training click the “Book Now” link on a date in the list below:
As this training is highly interactive and requires a minimum of 9 participants for certification this means the dates may be subject to change