100% Community Organizer: County Application Being a 100% Community organizer will change your life and the lives of all the residents living in every community within your county.
You are about to make history, joining the nation’s first organization dedicated to using a data-driven, cross-sector and county-focused strategy to end the epidemic of childhood trauma. Unlike some other programs, this one has a direct impact on your local children, students, families, workers and agency leaders.
To begin, let us review where we started and where YOU will go.
The ACEs Timeline
Your 100% Community Timeline
The following is a general timeline for the 100% Community initiative. It is a customizable process that can be designed to meet the needs of a specific county. Each county’s progress will unfold based on the collaborative capacity of local county, city and school government, as well as local higher education and non-governmental agencies.
Time For Change
Being a 100% Community organizer is an experience that’s equal parts visionary, mobilizer, educator and manager. We wish to ensure that you and your core action team leaders are ready to take on the initiative and be set up for success.
A note about time.
We often hear that our book, 100% Community, takes quite some time to read. Yes, it sure does. Creating for you an operating manual for truly family-friendly counties required breadth.
Our first two reviews of the book:
Let’s explore a partnership
Below is a list of components of the 100% Community initiative (with responsibilities) for you to review and digest. This content will help you see our vision of the initiative and ensure that your expectations and ours match up. We want to set you and your county up for success.
Before continuing, you might find is helpful to have a print copy of 100% Community next to you with a highlighter, pencil and sticky notes handy (coffee optional).
INSTRUCTIONS: Review the content of each list item by clicking the arrow icon. Opening the next item will close the others for easier reading.
Questions to consider
- In your first few months, might convening a series of small meetings, public forums, or 100% Community book club events help you identify your county’s capacity for and interest in the 100% Community initiative?
- How might we support you in identifying potential action team leaders for the ten sector action teams (representing the five surviving services and five thriving services)?
- Can you identify ten people interested in reading 100% Community and willing to be leaders of action teams?
- Can you reach out to higher education leadership to assess their interest in supporting the 100% Community initiative?
- Can you schedule a series of informational meetings with local elected leaders to assess their interest in supporting the 100% Community initiative?
- Can you identify an organization willing to be the sponsor of the 100% Community initiative with the capacity to provide meeting space and support for networking with county leaders and stakeholders?
- If you are invested in implementing the 100% Community initiative can you create a public forum or town hall in your community to share with all county residents the need for and goals of the 100% Community Initiative? This is more than a “kick-off” it’s an opportunity for deep reflection on the costs and impact of ACEs, Trauma and social adversity on the lives of all residents.
Joining the Community of organizers
After you have had time to review all our information about being a 100% Community Organizer, and discussed the initiative’s mission, goals, activities and expectations with colleagues, please use the form below to contact us. We look forward to discussing the start of your groundbreaking work.
Completing the form below is not a commitment to becoming a 100% Community Organizer and does not imply acceptance into the program. This is a first step in getting to know each other.
Note: Community Organizers are local people who have the type of jobs that allow them to take on the 100% Community as part of their job, with approval with all their supervisors.