Leadership Program: Making a difference?
The Ford Institute for Community Building has been conducting leadership classes in rural communities throughout Oregon and northern California for the last nine years. The anecdotal evidence that we’ve heard strongly suggests it works — that the program develops community leaders, increases civic engagement and helps build strong organizations. But thinking we know what works is different than knowing, and that’s why we continually evaluate the program. This issue of Community Vitality is devoted to the results of the comprehensive evaluation recently completed by the Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Health program.
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Anne Kubisch, President; Nora Vitz Harrison, Editor; Megan Monson, Assistant Editor; Mandy Elder, Writer.
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