Grand Aspirations can offer support to individuals and groups in the Midwest working to build a green economy in their communities. Whether you are just getting started or well established, our Midwest Regional Coordinator, Ruby Levine, can connect you to resources and provide one-on-one support for your efforts. Kinds of support available are:
- facilitation and process assistance (planning meetings, improving group processes, etc)
- assistance with grant-writing and fundraising
- business and campaign planning help
- community organizing support
- curriculum planning and development and training for trainers on the above topics
- connections to a variety of organizations and people doing similar work all across the country
This support is available to young people and youth organizations in the Midwest working to build a green economy in their communities. To clarify:
- “Young people” are defined as people roughly ages 14-30
- “Youth organizations” are organizations led by and serving young people
- “The Midwest” is defined as Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas.
- “Green economy” includes work for clean energy and energy efficiency, sustainable food production, alternative transit, green manufacturing, and other active, positive efforts for a sustainable future. This support is prioritized for those who incorporate justice, community, and economic prosperity into their work. Support is not prioritized for anti-fossil fuels work, but we can point you to organizations that do support that work.
- “Community” refers to urban, rural, or suburban groups of people, organized by geography or some other affinity.
To access support from the Midwest Regional Coordinator, please contact Ruby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-272-4140.