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The Community Collaborative: By the Community, For the Community

The Community Collaborative: By the Community, For the Community at The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs is a community capacity building project designed to enhance citizens’ ability to actively engage in community planning and decision making for the betterment of local well-being. Greater capacity ensures community members are better able to assess needs, identify solutions and utilize resources to address local challenges. We will work with selected participants to learn more about challenges faced by community members and the changes they would like to see concerning those issues. The program will feature a four-part virtual training session focused on community engagement, project development and grant application development led by 2022 Public Policy Fellow Dr. Katie Knobloch.

Participants will identify community needs and submit grant applications aimed at implementing public projects in Louisiana. Four grant applicants will move to the next phase of engagement and will each be provided $5,000 to implement their project.

Meet the 2022 Cohort. 

The Community Collaborative is currently recruiting its second cohort of participants. The deadline to apply or nominate is Friday, March 18, 2022.