With this first issue of Communitas, we begin our outreach to community leaders throughout North America who are interested, as our name implies, in heightening collaboration both within their own
In smaller, isolated or “island” communities, community leaders often are forced to rely entirely on local resources, both human and financial, to develop and implement solutions to complex social challenges.
Com-Col Mission: Strengthen Communities
Strengthen and empower communities to better serve the diverse needs of citizens. Done through appreciating and engaging rich and varied sources of community capital: natural, human and social, financial and institutional.
The Founding Com-Col Communities
The founding communities of Communities Collaborating are located in California (Nevada City and Grass Valley) and Maine (Harpswell). More “island” communities are being invited to join our organization.
The Focal Projects of Com-Col
One of the domains in which the Board of Directors of Communities Collaborating has initially decided to focus its energy and expertise is human services.
Specifically, Com-Col is addressing (through collaboration) the challenge of enabling senior members of the participating communities to remain in their homes.
The second domain in which the Communities Collaborating Board of Directos has chosen to focus is community history and culture (in the visual and performing arts).
Challenges in the domain of community culture that are being addressed by Com-Col concern the building and enhancing of vibrant cultural hubs in the participating communities.
The Com-Col Board of Directors
Communities Collaborating is established as a Non-Profit Organization in the State of Maine and is applying for Non-Profit Status with the United States Government.
Currently, two major publications are directly aligned with (and in part produced by) Communities Collaborating. These publications are housed, at the present time, in the Library of Professional Coaching: