Education Focus 2017:
The Power of Resilience
What is resilience? Why is it important?
Can we learn to be resilient, and if so, how?
At our spring Education Meeting on Monday, April 3, 2017, a panel of experts and practitioners will discuss their programs, their experiences, and how they work to foster resilience among their clients and in their own organizations. This is a crucial topic for many nonprofits serving at-risk populations and we hope you will attend and bring a friend for this unique and informative discussion. We have assembled a panel of nonprofit leaders whose work builds resilience, and will welcome a very special guest, Maria Ines Peniche, a member of the Dream9, a group of 9 young, undocumented activists from Mexico who challenged the U.S. immigration system to confront important questions about individuals who were brought to the U.S. as undocumented children and grew up considering it their home. She represents a profound personal example of resilience and will share her story and how she came to Resilient Coders. The Dream9, including Maria Ines, were featured in an NPR Latino USA Podcast.
In addition to Maria Ines, our panelists include:
Phuong Luong, Director of Services - Compass Working Capital
David Delmar, Executive Director - Resilient Coders
Carole Thompson, Director, Community Programs - The Second Step
Eleni Kalmoukos, Managing Attorney - Victim Rights Law Center
New Online Education Resources!!!
Please check out our new "Learn" page on the Womenade Boston website. We have provided links to a number of different resources for those who would like to go deeper into the question of resilience.
We hope you will join us! This event is open to members and guests, so please invite someone to join you!
Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA
A light dinner will be served.