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BE PRESENT REGIONAL ORGANIZING CORE GROUPS – Community Action

SUPPORTING LEADERSHIP IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

One of Be Present, Inc.’s central tenets is the importance of developing leadership and systems of support locally and to connect local communities to a vibrant regional and national network engaged in the work of social justice. We recognize and honor the important work that is happening in many communities throughout the country and offer the Be Present Empowerment Model as a tool for dialogue, learning and practice in addressing the impact of race, gender, class and power issues on personal and collective well-being, effectiveness and sustainability.

SUSTAINING LEADERSHIP IN NATIONAL NETWORK

Be Present, Inc. has four established Regional Organizing Core Groups – Atlanta in the South; New York/New Jersey and Philadelphia in the Northeast; and San Francisco Bay Area in the West. Emerging network areas include Colorado, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Los Angeles, Reno/Tahoe and Las Vegas in the West; Seattle and Portland in the Pacific Northwest; Chicago in the Midwest; and Washington, DC in the Northeast.

Regional Organizing Core Group members receive intensive facilitators’ training to strengthen their leadership skills and work through organizational issues and group dynamics while organizing events and building partnerships in their local communities. Additionally, Regional Organizing Core Group members come together on an annual basis for a National Network Leadership Convening to receive the next level of training, share best practices and develop strategies for next steps.


ESTABLISHED REGIONAL ORGANIZING CORE GROUPS

 

WEST REGION

BAY AREA (CA) SISTERS & ALLIES

Oakland-San Francisco Area
For current area information contact (510) 551-6043 or noasnew@gmail.com

 

COMMUNITY ALLIANCES INITIATIVE (CAI)

Santa Cruz Area

For current area information contact (831) 469-9223 or cai@bepresent.org

 


NORTHEAST REGION

New York/ New Jersey/Pennsylvania
NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY SISTERS & ALLIES

For current area information phone (212) 372-7591 or sandanynj@gmail.com

 

 

SOUTH REGION

Atlanta
ATLANTA SISTERS & ALLIES
For current area information phone (404) 296-4000 or alsa@bepresent.org

 

EMERGING REGIONAL ORGANIGING CORE GROUPS

 

WEST REGION

Colorado

Reno/Tahoe

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION

 Seattle/Portland

 

MIDWEST

 Chicago