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People's Academy for Community Engagement (PACE)
People's Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) is our civic leadership development program dedicated to building the skills of community members in a multicultural participatory learning environment. Participants learn hands-on strategies in community organizing, community-building, neighborhood planning, leadership, and outreach specifically to underrepresented communities. It focuses on the city of Seattle’s governmental structure and processes and the role of its neighborhoods.
Our vision is "a city government of all people, by all people, and for all people."
In addition, PACE participants collaborate on projects and build new relationships with community leaders. Upon graduation, they will have refined their skills to be more effective in civic life working with other community groups in community building and engagement efforts.
2013 PACE students
Sessions are held monthly and topics include:
PACE Community Projects:
In addition to learning hands-on strategies in community organizing, community-building, neighborhood planning, leadership, and outreach, PACE participants will collaborate with neighborhood groups to plan, engage in, and implement six community projects – two in each of the north, south, and central regions of Seattle. In October, PACE participants will be grouped in teams of 4 or 5, and each team will each select one project to work on this year. To see the final project selections, please click here.
Click to view a list of 2013 facilitators.
PACE Advisory Board:
Click to view a list of 2013-14 PACE Advisory Board members.