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Leadership Meeting Is Soon In Ws, Bingen

Training part of Horizons Program

LeadershipPlenty training is coming to White Salmon and Bingen. The program, developed by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, is being offered through the Horizons Program of the Northwest Area Foundation.

LeadershipPlenty is the next phase in the Horizons community leadership program aimed at reducing poverty in small rural communities. Last winter, the Horizons Program sponsored a series of Community Circles that met several times to understand poverty, develop ideas to reduce it and choose at least one idea to begin action on.

The upcoming training is designed to equip citizens with skills such as effective communication, conflict management, and partnership building that citizens can use to work together as community leaders to reduce poverty. Training consists of a total of nine three-hour modules, and is open to all residents of Bingen and White Salmon over the age of 16.

The training is free, and meals are provided.

Enrollment is limited, and people must call by May 30 to sign up. Several classes are scheduled at different locations.

English language classes will be on Tuesday mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, for nine weeks beginning May 22. Site: at the Pioneer Center in White Salmon;

Thursday evenings, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., for 9 weeks beginning May 24, at the Columbia River Bank in White Salmon;

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 11 through June 15, at the Pioneer Center in White Salmon.

Spanish language classes are:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, May 22 to June 7, at the White Salmon Community Library.

For additional information or to sign up for the English classes, call Worksource at 493-1210 or Zoe Campbell at 493-8202. For the Spanish language class, call Worksource at 493-1210 or Ubaldo Hernandez at (541) 490-9412.

In the fall there will be a phase on "community visioning," where participants will work together to lead a visioning process for a vibrant and prosperous Bingen and White Salmon.

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