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Saturday, September 30 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Nurturing Prosperity: Empowering Communities through Collaborative Asset Building LIMITED

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In an era where social and economic disparities persist, fostering prosperity and empowering communities is an urgent endeavor. Enter the transformative approach of collaborative asset building and community schools. These initiatives ignite a powerful force that uplifts individuals, families, and neighborhoods by merging collective strengths, resources, and knowledge.

Collaborative asset building serves as the bedrock for sustainable community development. It revolves around recognizing and leveraging the existing assets within a community, including its people, businesses, organizations, and infrastructure. Through partnerships and shared goals, these assets are harnessed to drive inclusive growth and enhance the overall well-being of community members. From fostering entrepreneurship to creating local job opportunities, collaborative asset building empowers individuals to take control of their economic destinies.

Community schools are central to this empowerment movement, which are vibrant hubs of education, support, and engagement. These schools go beyond traditional academic pursuits, embracing a holistic approach that addresses the diverse needs of students and their families. By offering comprehensive services such as healthcare, counseling, nutrition, and adult education, community schools become catalysts for positive change. They provide a nurturing environment where students can thrive academically while receiving vital support for their physical, emotional, and social development.

Empowering communities through collaborative asset building and community schools cultivate a sense of ownership and agency among residents. It encourages active participation, amplifies often marginalized voices, and fosters a deep sense of belonging. These initiatives create a fertile ground for innovation, resilience, and sustainable growth by involving community members in decision-making processes and fostering inclusive leadership.

This collective effort makes prosperity a shared destination rather than an elusive dream. By nurturing prosperity, empowering communities, and building on existing strengths and resources, we pave the way for a brighter future. Together, we can create a world where every community thrives, every individual's potential is realized, and collaboration becomes the cornerstone of lasting prosperity.

People will leave the session with a step by step process guide for asset mapping, the questions we asked to our educational partners through the round table process, and a timeline for this work and next steps.

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Jessica Swift

Director of Student Services and Enrollment, Morgan Hill Unified School District
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Dr. Carmen Garcia

Superintendent, Morgan Hill Unified School District
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Corina Sapien

Director of Family and Community Engagement, Morgan Hill Unified School District
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Adam Escoto

Board Member, Morgan Hill Unified School District

Saturday September 30, 2023 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Regency D 4th Floor
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