Communities United For Peace

Engaging Community Members in Every Process

Openness and learning: Help all involved listen to each other, explore new ideas unconstrained by predetermined outcomes, learn and apply information in ways that generate new options, and rigorously evaluate public engagement activities for effectiveness.

Engaging community members in every process

On July 31, 2014, we met with la vereda leader from Las Coles. Our mission for this meeting was to ask permission in order to have our second photo project in Las Coles. Our overall goal was to have several photo projects in different parts of Pácora, but because we were strained with our budget, we were only able to do the photo project in two locations; one of them was Las Coles. Before we conducted our photo project however, we had to visit Las Coles a couple of days prior. We had the opportunity to meet people and hand them our flyers with the exact date of the photo project. 

Having some of the best days of my life here in Pácora. I may be broke, I may not have a job waiting for me in New York, and Sallie Mae wants her money ASAP— but my heart and mind are bursting at the seams. I’m so happy. Truly happy. Community building is everything and I’m so thankful to everyone here that’s let me be a part of theirs. (A post from Jillian’s Facebook page).