- SC//PD Portal
SC//PD – During a time when accurate and timely information is imperative, the Center for Neighborhoods is committed to ensuring that our neighborhood leaders, advocates and residents stay connected to one another, their communities, partner organizations, city officials, and social service agencies. By staying true to our mission to engage, empower and equip our leaders with the tools they need to navigate this current reality, we introduced our video conferencing platform, Social Connecting // Physical Distancing Portal in April 2020.
Since early spring the SC//PD Zoom platform has been utilized on a weekly basis to conduct leadership training classes, trainings, webinars, informational sessions, peer-to-peer learning and neighborhood check-ins. CFN cohort participants gather together virtually for an hour of social connecting while physically distancing to support one another, to share information and to learn. Topics have ranged from community organizing 101 to special sessions that address race, place and equity in the time of a pandemic.
Guest speakers for these virtual sessions have included, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, KCPD Chief Rick Smith, the City of KCMO Planning Director, KCMO 311 director, Missouri State Representatives, United Way 211, KC Museum, the director of the Bruce R Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, CFN staff, and of course, our very own neighborhood leaders, advocates and residents. The uncertainties, today, and most certainly those of tomorrow dictates that we continue to engage, equip and empower our neighborhood leaders – from a distance – by way of emails, phone calls, text messages and the SC//PD Portal.