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Dignity Serves: Train the Trainer

This training is for those who have completed the regular Dignity Serves Training and are wanting to be certified to train others. Participants are provided with the Leader’s Guide that has additional information on each of the principles and how to guide others to come to their own conclusions and applications by exposure to the materials in the proper setting. This is the art of facilitation and this new skill can be applied in a variety of contexts.

Dignity Serves teaches a powerful new paradigm of service called ‘dignified interdependence.’ Taught from a Christian perspective, this 6 lesson study will give you a useful toolkit to apply in all areas of your life – home, office, church, and neighborhood.

Saturday, April 21st, from 2pm to 5pm. Attendees must have completed Dignity Serves prior to attending. There is a full training immediately before this Train the Trainer session if you would like to do both in one weekend (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dignity-serves-a-workshop-on-helping-others-tickets-44149878475?aff=es2).

Cost: $99

Led by Phil Hissom.

All training materials will be provided. There will also be snacks throughout the training and lunch on Saturday.

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Dignity Serves: A Workshop on Helping Others

Want to learn how to better help people in your life? Dignity Serves teaches a powerful new paradigm of service called ‘dignified interdependence.’ Taught from a Christian perspective, this 6 lesson study will give you a useful toolkit to apply in all areas of your life – home, office, church, and neighborhood. Want to experience less guilt and frustration trying to help people? This training is for you. It has helped thousands of people since it first hit the scene in 2008. Join us.

Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKQiJTL_OYM

Friday, April 20th from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday, April 21st, from 8:30am to 2pm. Attendees must attend all sessions.

Cost: $50

Led by Phil Hissom.

All training materials will be provided. There will also be snacks throughout the training and lunch on Saturday.

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Diverse Word at Lake Lorna Doone

We must learn to express ourselves and respect others voices if we hope to live in healthy and vibrant places. Diverse Word, the longest running open-mic night in Orlando, houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up and improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Diverse Work now has a weekly gathering at Lake Lorna Doone Park in an effort to further engage 32805 residents and high school students, serving as a safe space for artistic expression in their own neighborhood. With the help of several local poets, this effort now includes a quarterly poetry slam that draws artists near and far to the historic park. Join us for the latest installment!

 

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Diverse Word at Lake Lorna Doone

We must learn to express ourselves and respect others voices if we hope to live in healthy and vibrant places. Diverse Word, the longest running open-mic night in Orlando, houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up and improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Diverse Work now has a weekly gathering at Lake Lorna Doone Park in an effort to further engage 32805 residents and high school students, serving as a safe space for artistic expression in their own neighborhood. With the help of several local poets, this effort now includes a quarterly poetry slam that draws artists near and far to the historic park. Join us for the latest installment!

 

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Why Place Based?

In 2015, Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, issued a statement that “a child’s life expectancy is predicted more by his ZIP code than his genetic code.” In the United States, the 12th richest country in the world, there are neighboring  ZIP codes that have a 20-year difference in life expectancy. That should give everyone pause. It should make us all ask why this is the case … and then move to do something to change it.

The most common factor in neighborhoods with relatively lower life expectancy is lower than average income levels. Low-income neighborhoods tend to have less healthy amenities (e.g. bike paths, sidewalks, access to fresh produce, parks, and exercise facilities), while also having more conditions that are antagonistic to health (e.g. factories, traffic, brownfields, and crime). Add to that mix the fact that opportunities for advancement are often stymied through chronic stress, overly restrictive housing and employment policies, and underperforming schools for the next generation.

“In the United States, there are neighboring ZIP codes that have a 20-year difference in life expectancy.
That should give everyone pause.”

And yet, these very neighborhoods are filled with people fully aware of their dignity and worth; people with talent and passion whose gifts are far too often neglected or ignored. This costs all of us something. This is precisely why place-based philanthropy is so vital — we need the people who live in these neighborhoods to be a part of strengthening our cities and making the world a better place.

This is an excerpt from our 2017 Annual Report.

 

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Diverse Word at Lake Lorna Doone

We must learn to express ourselves and respect others voices if we hope to live in healthy and vibrant places. Diverse Word, the longest running open-mic night in Orlando, houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up and improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Diverse Word now has a weekly gathering at Lake Lorna Doone Park in an effort to further engage 32805 residents and high school students, serving as a safe space for artistic expression in their own neighborhood. With the help of several local poets, this effort now includes a quarterly poetry slam that draws artists near and far to the historic park. Join us for the latest installment!

 

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Diverse Word at Lake Lorna Doone

We must learn to express ourselves and respect others voices if we hope to live in healthy and vibrant places. Diverse Word, the longest running open-mic night in Orlando, houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up and improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Diverse Work now has a weekly gathering at Lake Lorna Doone Park in an effort to further engage 32805 residents and high school students, serving as a safe space for artistic expression in their own neighborhood. With the help of several local poets, this effort now includes a quarterly poetry slam that draws artists near and far to the historic park. Join us for the latest installment!

 

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MVP Families February Mid-Month Meeting

In May 2017 we began a mid-month MVP Families gathering for our MVP parents to focus on in-depth family goals and for the kids in our program to receive tutoring opportunities. We’re excited to be a part of this resident-led program and to help families in 32805 meet their academic, financial, and health and wellness goals.

Mid-month meetings are located at the POLIS office (1123 W. Conroy Street, Orlando, FL 32805) and happen from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. A light dinner is typically provided. If you’re interested in attending and live in the 32805 area, please contact us via shawn @ polisinstitute [dot] org.

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Diverse Word | Lake Lorna Doone

The Polis Institute hosts Diverse Word in West Lakes every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm as another way to engage community members in 32805. Diverse Word is an open mic night that houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up/improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Join us for the latest installment!

Diverse Word | Lake Lorna Doone

The Polis Institute hosts Diverse Word in West Lakes every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm as another way to engage community members in 32805. Diverse Word is an open mic night that houses everything from performance poetry to stand-up/improv comedy. This night is and always will be FREE (though donations are accepted and appreciated to help fund our quarterly slam competitions and features). Join us for the latest installment!