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Skillpoint Alliance



Skillpoint Alliance is a 501(c)3 social enterprise that builds partnerships among industry, education and the community, leading to college and career success for Central Texans, while meeting employers’ needs for a qualified workforce.
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Events & Opportunities



Gina Tillis wrote on January 15th, 2015

On Feb. 3rd from 1:00-3:00pm the First Year Experience will be hosting an asset based community development (ABCD) training in collaboration with the Community Advancement Network (CAN) of Austin. This workshop will be facilitated by nationally renown expert on ABCD and is open for our students, neighborhood residents, nonprofit agencies, churches and local government interested in discovering the power of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) to help build stronger, healthier communities and neighborhoods by unlocking the gifts of the residents, associations and organizations.


Introduction to ABCD – Definitions & Principles
Examples of ABCD in action
Why Place-Based Strategies and Community Engagement are Critical
The roles of Residents in Building a Stronger Community
The New Role of Institutions – How Institutions Can Use All Their Assets to Build a Stronger Community and raise more resources
Tools for Agencies and Local Governmental Institutions - Leading By Stepping Back
Asset Mapping – Discover-Ask-Connect – From Mapping to Mobilizing
Learning Conversations – How to Connect and Engage Residents
Connector Leaders – Effective leadership in Today’s World

We welcome your attendance and look forward to partnering with you! Peace and blessings...

GivePulse profile picture of Erin Cooper Erin Cooper  2 years ago
Sounds wonderful Gina! Where will the workshop be held, and do we need to sign up to have Skillpointers attend?
GivePulse profile picture of Gina Tillis Gina Tillis  2 years ago
Hi Erin :) this professional development workshop will be held at Huston-Tillotson University in the A-L Auditorium. If you plan on attending, please park in our Chalmers parking lot. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call me 512.505.3045. If you would like to more about our HT First Year Experience Capstone Project, please click on our GivePulse page. Thank you! I look forward to seeing you there :)