March 2020
The Link at Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA

~ Instructor ~
Jennifer Raitt , Town of Arlington, Director of Department of Planning and Community Development

This day-long workshop will introduce participants to effective meeting preparation , including:
  • outreach and engagement strategies,
  • meeting facilitation skills, and
  • how to follow-up for success
Workshop participants will have an opportunity to test their meeting facilitation skills in a supportive, learning environment.

~ May 5, May 19, June 2 ~
Dewitt Center
Boston, MA
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.

Workshop I:   Stop the Highway & Bank Racial Discrimination
May 5, 2020; 4:30pm – 7:30pm 

Workshop II: Public Housing Organizing,Tenants Rights & Rent Control
May 19, 2020; 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Workshop III:   Foreclosure Crisis & Funding for Affordable Housing
June 2, 2020; 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Featured Event
Movement City, 2nd Floor
Lawrence, MA

~ 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
Last month we held our first of many Health Equity and Commuity Development trainings with Elana Brochin, the MACDC Program Director for Health Equity . We covered how participants could incorporate a health equity lens to their work, discussed the connections between community development, racial equity and health, and we created logic models for organizational programs. If you weren't able to make this past session, register for the next one on April 30th today!
~ In Case You Missed It ~
Next Session:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Lawrence, MA

Public Housing Training Program 

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.

Upcoming Training Opportunities:
Partner Events
Community Organizing & Planning

Nonprofit Governance

Racial Equity

Economic Development

Real Estate Development


Application Deadlines

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Featured Resources
This report identifies 23 evidence-based practices for advancing racial equity and fostering working environments where all people feel valued and can thrive.

Opportunity360 Community Dashboards provide the information necessary to determine where action is most needed and where established programs and policies have been most successful in any neighborhood in the country.

~ What We're Reading ~
by Conor Dougherty

This month we're reading all about Housing with Conor Dougherty's Housing Reading list.
Check out his thoughts on why you should dive into titles such as Evicted by Matthew Desmond and  Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning by Jonathan Mahler HERE .