ACT! Continues To Work On Key Community Issues

By Pastor Sara, in News
ACT! (Anne Arundel Connecting Together) which is a strictly non-partisan “organization of organizations” made up of 25 member and friends institutions, faith-based and non-profit, including Joy Reigns, represents thousands of residents, working together to build community power so that people’s voices are represented, and solutions presented, at the places where decisions are made. We build power by forming deep relationships within our organizations and our communities and identifying and developing leaders in their own communities who can lead and take action. We never act “for” anyone, but always with. We do not endorse candidates or work with or for any political parties. Working with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the oldest and largest community organizing effort in the country, we are part of a network of 60 affiliate organizations, and are the fourth in Maryland — joining Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development (BUILD), Action In Montgomery (AIM), and People Acting Together in Howard (PATH)). We remain focused on Anne Arundel County, but benefit from the leadership development and training we get alongside other affiliates. If you have passion or interest in any of these areas please join one of these gatherings and/or contact Claudia Garrett or Jenny Corkill for more information!
UPCOMING RESEARCH ACTION TEAM MEETINGS
Tues., Jan. 15, 7-8:30pm: Gun Violence Reduction & Safety
Asbury Broadneck UMC, 657 Broadneck Rd., Annapolis
Mon., Jan. 21, 7-8:30pm: Mental Health and Addictions
First Christian Community Church, 1800 Hall-Brown Way, Annapolis
Thurs., Jan. 24, 7-8:30pm: Housing
First Christian Community Church, 1800 Hall-Brown Way, Annapolis
Mon., Jan. 28, 7-8:30pm: Education
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 730 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis
TBD: Immigration
Contact Cynamon Butler at cbutler@woodschurch.org