HIP’s North Carolina Collaborative Shares Tools for Telling your Organization’s Stories
HIP’s North Carolina Site of the Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities hosted its 12th Convening: “Cuéntame: Tools for Telling your Organization’s Story” on October 2nd and 3rd. Over seventy attendees representing 42 organizations from the mountains to the beach united in Greensboro for two days of capacity-building workshops, networking and a community forum.The first session was provided through a grant from HIP’s funding partner, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in the form of Racial Equity training. The session helped organizations address structural racism in their work, board membership and community engagement. Grantees commented on the powerful impact the session had with regard to the history of structural racism and the inspiring lessons they were able to take away from the workshop. The Racial Equity Training was followed by a Community Forum on Latino Education like those held at the last Convening in Charlotte and independently in Asheville this past April. This time, HIP partnered with NC A&T State University, an HBCU (which stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and invited both a student and expert panelist from NC A&T to present. Three local expert panelists provided an overview of Latino student trends, insights into the necessity for educators to be educated and cognizant of the barriers that Latino students face, and opportunities for collective advancement.
A group of engaged participants work together to draw a collective story during the networking session.