I believe current volunteer and service systems are broken. There are mechanisms that work inside volunteerism that create unhealthy power dynamics, saviorism, and perpetuates negative narratives around the those on the receiving end of our "good intentions."
Volunteerism and community service have been used as tools by the privileged to strip community dignity, personal respect, and have created systems of dependency when it comes to Black and brown communities.
Community work is no longer in the hands of the community.
We know you've seen:
And if you do some real reflection, you know that you've been a part of these groups and, and have even championed the work they've done.
Personal reflection prompts that make you think critically about your biases and how “othering” is prohibiting your service and harming those you wish to help. You will be involved in deep discussion that will help you really think about how your biases and stereotypes play out in service.
A community of others on the journey of radical servanthood, to share thoughts, be accountable, and get real. You will have access to our community in order to post new topics, ask questions, and to jump on and start dialogue.
In addition to having access to me, you will have continuous access to trainings, webinars, feedback and resources. You will also receive discounts on any Connecting the Cause trainings and resources.
Who is the community for?
This is for anyone dedicated to assessing their action, reflecting with their heart and mind, and who wish to be intentional about helping and not harming the community while serving. All are welcome including Nonprofit EDs and sector professionals, corporate social responsibility employees, AmeriCorps members, volunteers , volunteer managers, alternative break leaders, and PeaceCorps alumni, and all around people who want to make real impact .
What can I expect ?
With me what you see is what you get, and as I continue to learn how to keep community at the center of my service, I present those resources and thoughts to you. I ask that you engage, check in, and do the necessary reflection needed to get all you can out of The Renewed. This community will only thrive if you see this space as necessary and important. Check this community like you would any social media outlet, like you'd check in on any friend. Your participation is welcomed, needed and essential!
How much is it to join?
It's 18 bucks to join this community. This price includes total access to the trainings, resources, and prompts within The Renewed. You can cancel anytime. I just ask that you give me the opportunity to have a quick convo with you and thank you before you dip out! You can also pay for the yearly access of 180 bucks, which saves you the price of 2 months of subscriptions.
Is there an app?
Yes! You can access this text on desktop, laptop, or as an app on your phone. If you don't want the app, you can still access it on your phone without downloading anything! Put your number in below so that you get sent a link to download the app!
Please email [email protected] for more information.