“The workshop was a very positive experience… Learned so much in a short time… Impressed with the passion and the sincerity of everyone in attendance… I look forward to learning more …from A Circle of Ten… being a participant …and developing a collaboration…” said Sally Schultz, OTR, PhD, LPC-S who is new to Tyler and looking to get involved. She along with 19 other diverse nonprofit leaders learned about grants and collaboration in A Circle of Ten, Inc.~Network for Collaboration’s (C10) half-day Grant Writing as a Process training hosted by Area Agency on Aging and Project Others and sponsored by Southside Bank.
Citizens National Bank’s Landon Alford Training Center, Henderson, set the stage with C10’s Kathy Holdway and Arthur Blount facilitating along with a C10 alumni panelists Gary Allen of Workforce Solutions East Texas, Christie Gambrell of Christian Women’s Job Corp and Apryl Burton of Trinity Institution and Development, Inc. Diverse leaders from the Area Agency on Aging of East Texas, East Texas Center for Independent Living, Kilgore Baptist Church, Kilgore College, Longview Habitat for Humanity, Meals On Wheels Ministry, Inc., Project Others, Inc., The Magnificent Journey, Virginia College and the Women’s Center of East Texas participated in the interactive training.
A Circle of Ten, Inc. has trained leaders since 1996 and facilitated regional and statewide collaborative grants since 2002 building the capacity of leaders and communities, while multiplying services and funding in Texas. C10’s seven Initiatives address health/human services, adult education, workforce, housing, art, technology and entrepreneurism with Alumni agency leaders shaping each collaborative grant.
PHOTO 1 CAPTION: Grant & Collaborative Training Hosts, Panelists & Facilitators
Standing, L->R: Citizens National Bank CRA Officer Krista Lebow, Panelists Apryl Burton of Trinity Institution and Development, Gary Allen of Workforce Solutions East Texas, Christie Gambrell of Christian Women’s Job Corp of Rusk County.
Sitting, L->R: Arthur Blount, Georgann Turlington and Kathy Holdway of A Circle of Ten, Inc.~Network for Collaboration