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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.
2013-14 PACE Graduates
Sessions are held monthly and topics include:
The program begins with an orientation in September with graduation occurring in May. applications are accepted in the spring. The program has a small tuition (tuition assistance is available).
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 across the city.
View a list of 2013-14 facilitators.
PACE Advisory Board:
View the list of our 2013-14 Board members.
For more information, please contact Wendy Watson.