Civic Boot Camp Supporting Partner
Virtual Civic Boot Camp
COVID-19's impact on marginalized communities
With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, CityClub’s interactive and in-person Civic Boot Camps were temporarily transformed into Digital Boot Camps. The first, a round-table of experts discussing COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities, and in it provided detail, tips, and observations.
“Viruses do not discriminate.”
— Mariel Torres Mehdipour, Equity Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County
“We are quite concerned about the problem of health inequity, particularly for people who have barriers to accessing health care, such as those who are limited English proficient.”
— Janet Varon, Executive Director of Northwest Health Law Advocates
“We need help bringing more, good, solid, reliable programs to people. We have a lot of valuable resources out there, and I hope there’s a way to consolidate them.”
— Julia Shi, Director of Nursing Services at Kin On Health Care Center
What Did Past Participants Have to Say About Civic Boot Camp?
Attending Civic Boot Camp was a great opportunity for me to make connections in our community.By meeting staff from Immanuel Lutheran Church, I was later able to partner with them for a volunteer project related to their homeless program. -Nadia Gandara, Volunteer Initiatives Manager at United Way of King County
If you are a company that requires engagement as a lynchpin in your purpose as an organization,have your employees come and learn about the community and broaden their network. -Tyler Quillin, Civic Boot Camp: Immigration and Livable Neighborhoods Alum
In the age of issues, sometimes it is really important to take a step backand understand the basics, and really try to personalize what the issues are, with Civic Boot Camp. -Sean Greenlee, Civic Boot Camp: Immigration Alum
Civic Boot Camp always brings together a unique blend of peoplefrom across the city both in terms of presenters and participants -Bryce Campbell, Civic Boot Camp: Immigration & Waterfront Alum
How Will Your Organization Benefit From Civic Boot Camp?
- Shared knowledge about growth opportunities and challenges in the community.
- Partnership connections with local leaders and businesses.
- An engaged and more productive employee.
How Will You Benefit from Civic Boot Camp?
- A deeper understanding of your community’s history and future.
- Improved tools for leading action on behalf of the community.
- Lasting connections with group members and community leaders.
Civic Boot Camp Works
Survey results of participants one year after attending showed that: