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Community Foundation Bringing Training Platform to Organizations Serving Historically Excluded Communities

This is the first time Resilia’s cutting edge training has been offered in the Central New York community.

Twenty-five Central New York nonprofit organizations led by and serving Black, Asian, Latino, Native American and LGBTQIA+ communities or people with disabilities were chosen by the Central New York Community Foundation to receive training and coaching that will help them work more effectively. The Community Foundation is partnering with an exclusive online platform called Resilia to bring this opportunity to Central New York for the first time.

Resilia offers technology and one-to-one coaching to support effectiveness, creativity, and workflow in nonprofits across the country. The selected organizations have access to a suite of on-demand tools and resources to support organizational growth and impact, including online trainings, educational materials, and templates on fundraising, marketing, strategic planning and board management.

This year’s cohort includes the following organizations: Vietnamese Community of Syracuse; The Kia Foundation; Doula 4 a Queen; Café Sankofa; Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company; Deaf New Americans Advocacy; The Joe Family Foundation; BLAAC: Black Latino Asian Artist Coalition; Good Life Youth Foundation; Resilient Indigenous Action Collective; Restore for Life; Black Artist Collective; Brady Faith Center; OGs Against Violence; North Side Learning Center of Syracuse; The New 3Rs; PGR Foundation; Center of Hope International; We Rise Above The Streets Recovery Outreach; Refugee and Immigrant Self-Empowerment; Black Girls Don’t Get Love; 10 Less; Baby Mama Association; Ministries of Victory Temple “Ministries Outside The Walls”; and Partners in Learning.

“The ongoing support and tools offered through Resilia will help our community’s vital organizations develop their boards, raise funds and tell stories that will help them have a greater impact with the populations they serve,” said Qiana Williams, program officer at the Community Foundation.

In addition to the training, chosen organizations will also benefit from nonprofit coaching on core functions like fundraising, program management, storytelling, leadership development and board engagement. An in-platform grants database of more than 60,000 grantmakers is also available.

“In life, learning never ends; as an educator it is just as important to be educated as it is to educate,” said Nodesia Hernandez, president and founder of 10 Less, Inc. “We understand that engaging youth in civic engagement isn’t just a local necessity but a national one and we are eager to take part in Resilia. It allows us to network not only with local organizations but national organizations too by providing us with the tools to be a sustainable resource for youth.”

This year’s cohort will participate in online training and coaching for 11 months and will benefit from continued access to their data upon completion.

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