September 2018 Newsletter
The Mel King Institute for Community Building offers training and educational opportunities to help build just and inclusive communities. This newsletter contains MKI and partner trainings, upcoming conferences, educational opportunities, and resources for further exploration of the field.
Welcome Fehintola Abioye,
New MKI Program Coordinator!
Fehintola Abioye grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and recently graduated from Tufts University where she studied International Relations and Anthropology. She is eager to begin working as the new Mel King Institute Fellow and gain more knowledge from professionals in the Massachusetts Community Development Field. 



The Mel King Institute Certificate offers a new way to engage with our programming through a more comprehensive experience. By taking a range of existing MKI courses, this program provides an overview of the basic skills, knowledge, and values that underlie the work of community development in Massachusetts. 

Deadline September 21

Apply today for the Certificate Program!
Certificate Program Graduate
Colleen Fitzpatrick with Mel King

Sep 18
Boston, MA
Applications now open for the Mentoring Program!
This information session will provide testimonials from past mentors and mentees who completed the program, will offer an opportunity to introduce and discuss the 2018-2019 events calendar, and answer questions on how to enroll and the application process.

Deadline Oct 1
Featured Event

Nov 3 and Jan 12
Boston, MA

This “state of the art” governance capacity-building training series will provide your board members with innovative, best practices; concrete strategies for integrating a racial equity lens in your governance practices; and tools to help strengthen your Board’s effectiveness and ability to impact your community.  This series is specifically designed for CDC boards, helping them engage more directly with, and become more accountable to the diverse communities they serve.

This highly experiential training will be offered to 3‐5 CDCs who will work together as board teams, along with their Executive Directors. Participation includes two full-day training sessions, a board self-assessment, and one hour of coaching between sessions.


Upcoming MKI Events
Microsoft Office Trainings
For a limited time, the Mel King Institute and Operation A.B.L.E. are offering a technology training series for Microsoft Office products. Read more in depth about each of the trainings and register at the links below:

Resident Leader Training 

The Resident Leader Training is a free two-day training for any resident of public housing who would like to enhance their leadership skills, learn about new state regulations, or get involved in a tenant group. Leaders of Local Tenant Organizations, “Task Forces” and other tenant groups are highly encouraged to attend. The training focuses on state regulations about tenant participation and also covers essentials leadership skills such as team building, outreach, conflict resolution, and running meetings.

Upcoming Training Opportunities:

September 24 and September 25, 10am – 3:30pm 
Open only to Boston Housing Authority residents 

October 9 and 16, 10am – 3:30pm 

Project Manager Seminar

Don't miss this intensive seminar led by Henry Joseph offered by LISC and MKI!

The purpose of this seminar is to provide CDC/Organization project managers with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of real estate development and their project planning and problem-solving skills in a setting that will draw on the knowledge and experience of their peers, as well as the seminar leader.



Partner Events
Other Resources
In case you missed it...

Watch our video: MKI Supports Creative Placemaking , highlighting our partnerships with artists and developers and the work that is being done in Salem with the Punto Urban Art Museum.