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Learn about leadership and development free-of-charge by participating in the BOLD program

COURTESY CITY OF BEAVERTON - Beaverton is seeking applicants for the BOLD program, which focuses on leadership and development. Applicants are being sought to participate in leadership and development program that will be offered in Beaverton.

The BOLD program is a leadership development and civic engagement training for emerging immigrant and refugee leaders and leaders of color in Beaverton.

The program is a partnership between the City of Beaverton and Unite Oregon -- formerly the Center for Intercultural Organizing -- and is a key strategy of the Cultural Inclusion program to boost engagement of underrepresented communities in city government. The trainings are structured-based on a popular education model, which draws from each participant's direct, lived experiences and knowledge. Content includes a focus on understanding the City of Beaverton's government structure and political landscape; building a shared understanding of experiences and priority issues: and community organizing and shifting public policy. The BOLD program is seeking applicants and is offered free, but participants must live within Beaverton city limits and commit to attending all three training days to be eligible to participate. English proficiency is not a requirement; interpretation will be provided. Application deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 17.

For more information, visit beavertonoregon.gov/1862/BOLD-Program.

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