What is a Community Advocate?
I work to represent the most vulnerable members of a community; integrating the lives of citizens, organizations, and their governments through coordinated community action, cultural and economic development, and grassroots collaboration. My work is built on relationships and communication.
I use a network of connections and community building tools to uplift and empower disenfranchised and under represented community members to increase civic engagement and spur economic advancement.
Each community is a team with a shared goal and each team requires successful team-work to grow. Think of the Community Advocate as the team coach (without the whistle). We all play our part in this team and we all have our strengths, but it is the job of the community advocate to remind us of the mission and help get us there.
The future doesn’t wait, so let’s be ready for it.