Ready to Rise Partners Building Capacity Virtually

May 8, 2020
By EveryAction Admin

Our Ready to Rise partners are busier than ever -- providing enhanced mental and emotional health services, peer support groups, virtual learning, as well as financial and food assistance. These expanded services are meeting critical needs for families in crisis and youth coming home from lock-up. 

Liberty Hill is proud to support our Ready to Rise partners with customized training and coaching to adapt their programs and stabilize their organizations during this pandemic. In partnership with Destiny Coaching and Consulting, we hosted three virtual training sessions to address the immediate needs that organizations identified. These included sessions on emotional wellness and stress management for staff members, resources for online facilitation as programming moves online and financial planning for nonprofits to address immediate concerns about the impact of the pandemic on budgets and finances. 

On April 16 we brought together all of our Ready to Rise partners for peer-learning and sharing. We hosted space for organizations to relay immediate needs and concerns of community members and organizations, share tools and resources on virtual organizing, and discuss ways to use this crisis as an opportunity to push for long-term structural changes. Groups were able to discuss best practices, innovative ways they are outreaching to youth and their families as well as identify common challenges that they are facing at this time. We look forward to continuing to provide space for organizations serving youth and their families to learn from one another and strategize together. 

To learn more about Ready to Rise, click here.

ready to rise virtual convening graphic

This conceptual art piece was created based on the lively conversation during our virtual convening.

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