PRACTICUM II:  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

BOOT-CAMP WORKSHOPS TO START UP A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – These workshops provide for participants to literally start up their own Community Development Corporation to service their local neighborhoods. You will strategically plan your CDC, select a board of directors and conduct your first board of directors meeting. You will organize your CDC legally as a corporation, prepare and file appropriate paperwork to meet Internal Revenue Service, State, and your local tax authority and corporate requirements. You will complete your 501(c)(3) application. You will form community collaborations from the classroom. You will develop your business plan, as well as a proposal for funding, you will find funding and complete an application for at least one grant for submission. You will organize your incubator service providers and garner volunteer support.

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SUMMER AND ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR – THREEWEEK BOOT CAMP:15 Days 8 HOURS/DAY(120 hours)….  TUITION:  $5,440.00

PROGRAM TRAINING WORKSHOPS to establish a CDC and provide NCI incubator support services in development and management to local startups and expanding businesses. You will learn how to plan, organize and manage for your CDC and others to eliminate barriers in securing funding and increase opportunities for sustainability.

Boot-Camp Workshop:  The Importance of Community Development Corporations Organized by Black People – Forming, Organizing and Structuring Your Community Development Corporation (CDC)

Community Development Corporations are neighborhood grassroots’ corporations organized for the expressed purpose to provide programs, offer services, and promote community economic development. Activities are structured to eliminate economic barriers of lower-income residents and struggling neighborhoods through creative partnerships via master planning for change. Very few Black people are aware of such organizations and the opportunities that exist for services and participating communities to bring real change to a neighborhood financially, educationally, housing and literally every area of living. Participants will develop their own CDC to eliminate and bridge financial barriers. You will learn and apply skills for providing small business and entrepreneurial management and umbrella oversite incubated services. Participants will learn access to appropriate financial solutions and organize a comprehensive neighborhood support system necessary for business sustainability.

Participants will learn financial strategic planning solutions, learning and education strategies, and create mentoring, network, and management opportunities. You will learn and develop innovative methods for connecting aspiring entrepreneurs with one another and existing entrepreneurs, governmental officials, nonprofit service providers, and other professional expertise in business operations to forge economic success. 24 hours

Topic 1:  Why This Boot Camp is for Any and all Black Peoples and Allies

Topic 2:  Take Away With Getting Your Community Grants Ready

Topic 3:  Who Are Eligible For Grants

Topic 4:  How Disabled People Can Start a Business with Entitlements

Topic 5:  Business Plans and Proposals

Topic 6:  Clear Understanding of How You Can Literally Start Your Business Today

Topic 7:  Where is the Money and How You Can Get It

Topic 8:  Real Economic Change

 

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Boot-Camp Workshop:  Proposal DevelopmentIntroduction to Grants Proposal Development

Participants will be introduced to the persuasive style of developing a proposal; how to respond to a funding opportunity announcement; planning a proposal development timeline; executive summaries and statements of purpose; goals and objectives; proposal structure basics; writing from the reviewers’ perspective; budgets and costs; and submitting a proposal. Participants will produce their own boiler-plate proposal for seeking funding. 16 hours

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Boot-Camp Workshop:  How to Create Graphics for Proposals

This workshop will discuss the use and creation of graphics in proposal development. Participants may bring their own idea or an existing sketch for a graphic to be inserted in a proposal and use it for creating a usable graphic. In addition to the sketch or idea, participant also should provide an estimate on how much space it will occupy in a Word document within a page, titles, captions, or descriptions planned for use for the graphic.  8 hours

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Boot-Camp Workshop:  Data Management Part 1 – Writing Plan

Led by a Data Curation Librarian, this workshop covers the type of information to include in your data management plan (DMP) for grant proposals. It covers data types and formats, metadata, data sharing, and archiving and preservation. It demonstrates the DMP Tool and show how it can be used to create a DMP for 24 different granting agencies’ DMP requirements. 8 hours

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Workshop:  Data Management Part 2 – Best Practices

Led by a Data Curation Librarian, this workshop covers best practices for managing research data, including file naming and organization, file versioning, databases vs. spreadsheets, creating metadata, backups and security, and sharing and preservation. Participants will learn how they can archive research data. 8 hours

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Boot-Camp Workshop:  Finding Funding – Research Resources and Search Tools

Participants will learn how to perform a funding search utilizing the electronic tools and web based databases; subscribed to and freely available online. Online data bases will be placed on using SciVal Funding, Grants.gov and Foundation Directory. Participants will learn strategic fund planning for identifying potential funding resources and effectively targeting and managing searches. This workshop will also provide an overview of federal and foundation funding opportunities that are social sciences and humanities specific as well as interdisciplinary solicitations. Participants will develop a 12-Month Funding Opportunities Action Chart for their own business as a guide to seek business building grants. Need to bring a Wi-Fi capable tablet or laptop to the workshop. 24 hours

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Boot-Camp Workshop:  Grant Writing – Introduction to Grant Management

This workshop provides the basics of how to set up an Office of Grant Management and Budget. It covers Accountability and Transparency, Grant Award Notification, Organizational Management, Internal Control, Grant Close Out, Administrative Rules and Evaluation.  Upon completion participates will have developed their own Grant Management System. 24 hours

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Boot-Camp Workshop:  Leadership and Ethics – Participants are introduced to ethics concepts and leadership skills, with a specific emphasis on why effective leadership will demonstrate how ethics and leadership complement the other. You will grasp an understanding of issues of responsibility, accountability, and the big impact of your actions, as well as a skill set that will empower you to implement your vision. You will develop your business Code of Ethics. 8 hours

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