Happy February!

During this month of love, I hope you take some time for some self-care. As coordinators, we spend so much time and energy taking care of others, so please take some time to take care of yourself.

This month we will be accepting nominations for the next Co-chair for the Coordinator’s Network. If you know someone or would like to nominate yourself, please submit the nomination by March 8.

View co-chair responsibilities here.
March for Children and Youth Month
Starting March 1, the Coalition is kicking off a four-week advocacy campaign to build champions among our policymakers at all levels, and we encourage you to participate in these four weekly actions:

Be on the lookout for our Playbook with resources to help you take these actions available soon!
Sophia Domeville’s career as a Community School Director has allowed her to channel her interests in creating a platform to support student success through the arts. Read about the different innovative ways Domeville brings her background as a Haitian American Abstract Expressionist into her role as a Community School Director in this month’s Coordinator Spotlight
Opportunities and Resources

Register for the Keeping It Legal: Maximizing Your Power without Crossing the Lobbying Line webinar on February 20, 1 pm, EST.

Catch up on part one of this webinar series on how coordinators can leverage their role to strategically organize their community for change.
Rather listen than read? Here are some podcast recommendations

Check out these tools for practical, step by step guidance in community building. Learn about community assessment, leadership and management, cultural competence, and more to support community development.

Join the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County for a webinar on February 19, 1 pm EST to learn how they partnered with others to implement a successful Early Warning & Response System. 
Job Opportunities

IEL is looking for an equity-minded collaborative leader to support the events and operations of the Coalition for Community Schools.

The United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is looking for a bilingual (Spanish-English) Community School Coordinator for Erwin Middle School.
Mark Your Calendars
Sincerely, your co-chairs, Liz Thacker and Arturo Magana