February 2020
February 26, 2020
Boston, MA
Are you kicking off a community planning process and beginning to think about outreach and engagement? We have the training just for you!
Join us and the Community Engagement Team at Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for this hands-on interactive training where you'll learn the 5 Steps that break down the process of creating a public participation strategy. You don't want to miss this!

~ Instructor ~
Elana Brochin , MACDC Program Director for Health Equity

This training focuses on supervision and program management for adult staff. It addresses the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, communication, work relationships, program management, and the specific supervision of staff.

Applications now open
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. 

The deadline to apply is March 2, 2020.
People, Power & Place:
A History of Organizing and Movement Building
~ May 5, May 19, June 2 ~
The Mel King Institute and Madison Park Development Corporation are coming together to bring you a workshop series that details the history of organizing around housing, transit, banks, and more in the state of Massachusetts.

Featured Event
Movement City, 2nd Floor
168 Newbury St.
Lawrence, MA 01841

~ Instructor ~
Becky Eschenburg , Consultant
What do we mean by “ emotional intelligence ” and why is it so critical to our ability to build relationships in our lives and at work? It is more critical than ever to have true self-awareness and self-management skills in order to tackle challenges and create change.

In this highly participatory workshop students will:

  • Examine Daniel Goleman's EI model
  • Use the quadrant competencies to practice self-assessment
  • and Strengthen EI competencies by seeing how the framework plays out in all aspects of life

Upcoming MKI Events

  • Stand Against Racism - April 24

  • Engaging Design - May 13 - Worcester, MA

  • People, Power, and Place: A History of Organizing and Movement Building - May 5, May 19, June 2


Racial Equity Facilitators Feedback Circle
Last year MKI and TSNE MissionWorks partnered to hold Regroup sessions for participants of a Transforming White Privilege Train-the-trainer session we held in Oct. 2018. This group meets 3-4 times a year and is now open to anyone who facilitates Racial Equity trainings, conversations, etc. Please email Fehintola at fehintolaa@macdc.org if you are interested in joining the Racial Equity Facilitators (REFs) Feedback Circle. Our next meeting is on March 5, 2020 .
Our Business Development Certificate Program a partnership between Cambridge College , Lawyers for Civil Rights , Mel King Institute , and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) successfully began on January 22, 2020 with 26 students! We are excited for the next few weeks of building up Technical Assistance capacity for Small Business TA providers in MA.

Public Housing Training Program 

This training helps participants handle challenges unique to their particular role as both a resident and a Board Member of a public housing authority. Participants learn about the role of the Board Member, take an in-depth look at budgets and capital improvement plans, and receive a free resource binder. 

Upcoming Training Opportunities:
Partner Events
Community Organizing & Planning

Nonprofit Governance

Racial Equity

Economic Development

Real Estate Development


Application Deadlines

Share Your Programming with Us!
Do you have a training, conference, or program application you'd like us to promote in our next Newsletter? Send it our way to melkinginstitute@macdc.org .
In the subject line please include: MKI Newsletter Programming
Featured Resources
This report sheds light on the fact that there is no one cause and no one solution to the lack of family housing in Greater Boston. There has to be comprehensive action taken to meet the housing needs of this region.

This report details the state of rental housing in the country. With all the efforts that state and local agencies are putting into expand the affordable housing supply, it is still not enough with limited federal support. Read the report to gain information on the rental market, housing stock, specific challenges, and the future outlook.

This toolkit is a guide for advocates to replicate the National Housing Trust’s efforts and successfully employ digital, visual, and audio storytelling strategies within their advocacy tactics.
~ In Case You Missed It ~
The LISC Institute recently highlighted resources and programming around how community development practitioners can support returning citizens and reduce recidivism in our communities. Check out the trainings, articles, webinars, and video resources below!