Recruitment for the tenth annual Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development (BOLD) Program, to be held March-May 2022, is now open. BOLD is offered through a partnership with Unite Oregon and is a key strategy to increase engagement of underrepresented communities in city government. The program has graduated over 170 leaders to date.
BOLD builds leadership and civic engagement skills for emerging immigrant and refugee leaders and leaders of color in Beaverton. The program includes hands-on sessions focused on strengthening cross-cultural relationships; building leadership, community organizing, and advocacy skills; and providing an in-depth orientation to city government and opportunities for engagement. It also includes sessions with current city leaders and elected officials and practice giving public testimony.
There is no cost to participate but applicants must commit to attending all training sessions. English language proficiency is not necessary; interpretation is provided.
Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BOLD for more information and a link to apply. Questions? Contact Paolo Esteban at 503-526-2439 or equity@BeavertonOregon.gov.