Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD)
The BOLD program is a leadership development and civic engagement training for emerging immigrant and refugee leaders and leaders of color in Beaverton. The program is a partnership between the City of Beaverton and Unite Oregon (formerly the Center for Intercultural Organizing) and is a key strategy of the Cultural Inclusion program to boost engagement of underrepresented communities in city government.
The trainings are structured based on a popular education model, which draws from each participant's direct, lived experiences and knowledge. Content includes a focus on:
- Understanding City of Beaverton's government structure and political landscape.
- Building a shared understanding of our experiences and priority issues.
- Community organizing and shifting public policy.
This program is offered FREE of cost but participants must live within Beaverton city limits and commit to attending all three training days to be eligible to participate. English proficiency is not a requirement; interpretation will be provided.
Please note: You MUST reside within Beaverton city limits to be eligible. Check your address.
2017 training dates: MARCH 18 | APRIL 15 | MAY 20
The above dates are all Saturdays and classes will run for approximately 8 hours each day, with a graduation celebration on the evening of May 20.
Your participation and leadership is important in helping make Beaverton a thriving, multicultural city that is inclusive to everyone!
If you are interested in being part of the 2017 BOLD cohort, click the following link to apply:
Application deadline: Tuesday, February 17, 2017