Building Community Leadership
Community Leadership Institute (CLI)
In June of 2008, HomeSight, with support from NeighborWorks America, sponsored a Community Leadership Institute (CLI) in the Rainier Valley. The focus of CLI was to provide empowering training for local residents who want to participate in civic activities and who would like to improve their knowledge and skills around community leadership. With help from NeighborWorks professionals and local community organizers, HomeSight created an engaging series of workshops uniting diverse groups in the Rainier Valley who plan to work together effectively around civic activities. Participants have committed to broadly share their knowledge and skills gained form this training. Several participants from this event where invited to attend a National CLI in the city of San Jose in October of 2008. The San Jose group is in the planning stages for an even more innovative leadership training.
Othello Station Area Community Advisory Team (OSCAT)
OSCAT formed to establish and maintain contact with the developers of buildings planned around the Othello light rail station at MLK and Othello streets. Its purpose is to ensure the creation of a thriving pedestrian friendly town center around the station in accordance with the Othello Neighborhood Design Guidelines. OSCAT is an action oriented results driven group of dedicated citizens. We have sponsored two highly successful Othello Station Area Development Forums. According to the OSCAT work-plan the group will sponsor two Forums a year until the Othello Town Center development is complete.