What is the time commitment?
IMPACT Greensboro requires a nine-month commitment. It is an intensive first year and participants selected are required to attend all sessions.
There are four day-long sessions that meet on Fridays for four consecutive months. In remaining five months, there are shorter, 3-hour meetings which meet on Fridays, with a small group of peers, who share an interest in the same community issue. After the intensive first year, Change Agents become part of a network that continues to work on possibilities for a better community.
Does it cost to participate?
There are no costs this year to participants accepted into the program. All participants will be awarded scholarships to attend. Supporters of this program believe so strongly in the power of this program to grow a network of engaged community Change Agents, that they are underwriting the program costs. When given an opportunity like this—you have to show your appreciation and show up. That is why attendance is so very important. The cost have been provided by a grant from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.
How are participants selected?
Fifty participants, who have a strong sense of community and a proven commitment to service, will be chosen to participate. Participants will reflect the diversity of the community and include people from many different backgrounds, education levels, and ages. Participants must attend all large and small group sessions.