2023 Collaborative Action Network Learning Series​

Join us for the 2023 North Sound Collaborative Action Network Learning Series, an interactive learning and advocacy webinar. Every other month, we will host a presentation with local and national experts and interactive breakout rooms on topics grounded in equity and vital conditions for our work in the North Sound, bringing you rich discussion and challenging ideas.

To attend the live webinar, register here and add the Zoom calendar link to your own calendar. The recordings and resources from each month’s session will be added to this collection shortly after the live presentation.

Elevating community voices in advocacy: Lessons from youth leaders

On May 17, 2023, North Sound ACH, joined by partners and community members, gathered for part two of our advocacy series focusing on how we can learn from and better partner with youth leaders. In this session, we learned how to demonstrate positive youth-adult partnerships, shared ideas about how to engage and collaborate with youth, and discussed how the youth perspective and voice can be part of a broader equity/justice approach. We were honored to share the space with local young advocacy leaders from Burlington Schools, the YMCA of Snohomish County, and Children of the Setting Sun Productions.

Introduction to Legislative Advocacy

In March 2023 the North Sound ACH and our partners and community convened for a virtual learning session focused on state legislative advocacy. In this session, we heard from advocacy leaders at the Nonprofit Association of Washington, as well as a panel of speakers from Network partner organizations. Tiffany Brace of the Nonprofit Association of Washington; Liz Jennings, Community Action of Skagit County; Kati Ortiz, Skagit Valley College/Board Member, Community Action of Skagit County; Barbara Schultheiss, Lopez Island Family Resource Center; and Michelle Frye, Homage Senior Services. .