Mission: The foundation aims to give recognition to passionate citizenship, as championed by tom wales, in the energetic, courageous, persistent and informed involvement of ordinary citizens in the issues and challenges that affect their community. To foster the spirit of citizenship that is served by the desire to help, the open-minded willingness to listen to alternatives, the wisdom to build fair collective resolutions, and the courage and determination to champion just causes even before they are popular.
Programs: 2010 symposia program was in the planning stages only for a 2011 event focused on mental health.
2010 fellowship programthe wales foundation matched 7 fellows with local nonprofit organizations. The fellows worked 1400 hours collectively with an average of 200 hours per fellow. In addition to the retreat and monthly community leadership seminars, added this past year were monthly reflection sessions, a community service day with earth corps, and a couple of monthly cohort building gatherings. The 2010 placements were as follows:1. Facing the future2. Outdoors for all3. People for puget sound4. Pride foundation5. Soar (2 placements)6. Wa health foundationmichael brown of the seattle foundation spoke at the fellowship orientation about "what funders are looking for in the current economic climate". Betsy leiberman (2008 wales honoree) was the guest speaker at the retreat. The community leadership seminars for 2010 were:1. Feb. 8th, theresa connor, community outreach2. Mar. 8th, michael shadow, persuasive communication3. Apr. 12th, susan long-welsh, sonya crouch and rhonda brown, giving and receiving feedback in the workplace4. May 10th, carol vecchio, networking5. Jun. 3rd, celebration
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