Community Partners

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Community partners are organizations, and in some cases public agencies and university based programs, committed to working for the improvement of services offered by a Compassionate Communities initiative in conjunction with local community government. The characteristics of effective community partners include:

  • alignment with the Charter's mission and vision
  • recognition of the value of community-based participatory approaches to learning, research, evaluation and partnerships
  • meaningful relationships with the community on multiple levels, competently facilitating partnerships and following participatory approaches
  • access to decision makers within the community
  • skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and work to maintain collaboration with all involved in a community initiative
  • special expertise in an area (i.e., technical needs, organizational design, systems thinking, other themes that relate directly to the community action plan, etc.) that a community initiative may need
  • commitment to the community and the partnership process

What follows is a list of partnering organizations that have pledged to help specific cities and communities in their quest to become more compassionate:

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Aga Khan Council for Central United States (Plano, TX, USA)

Age Friendly (Fayetteville, AR, USA)

Arkansas United Community Coalition (Fayetteville, AR, USA)

Alabama Charter for Compassion Group (Birmingham, AL, USA)

All Beings Everywhere (New York, NY, USA)

AmericaWillBe.US (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Atlanta Beltline, Inc (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Aurora Theatre (Lawrencevlle, GA, USA)

Better Living Together (Decatur, GA, USA)

Breakthrough Communities (Oakland, CA, USA)

Bridge Alliance (Boulder, CO, USA)

Bridge the Divide

Brokering Goodness (New York, NY, USA)

Burmese Rohingya Community of GA (Clarkston, GA, USA)

Candy Chang (New Orleans, LA, USA)

CARDBoard Project (Plano, TX, USA)

Cherokee County NAACP (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Cidecot (Leon, Spain)

Cities of Peace (East Hampton, NY, USA)

Citizen Discourse (Austin, TX, USA)

Civic Dinners (Atlanta, GA, USA)

Civil & Compassionate Communities (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

Collaborative for Compassionate Civilization (Swannanoa, NC, USA)

Common Vision Coalition (Redlands, CA, USA)

Community Chef Center (Kennesaw, GA, USA)

Community Choice & Inclusion (Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom)

Communities that Care (Seattle, WA, USA)

Compassion Central (Carmichael, California, USA)

DAVIS Association (Jassy, Iasi, Romania)

Delorium (New Denver, BC, Canada)

Dialogue Institute Dallas (Richardson, TX, USA)

Dixie Volunteers (St. George, UT, USA)

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