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Sanford Strong Coalition is a partnership of residents, organizations, businesses and others invested in the future of Greater Sanford.  The Coalition provides ways for the community to share information and access resources, while supporting initiatives to strengthen the health, well-being, and success of Sanford’s children, youth and their families. The Coalition is governed by a steering committee, staffed by Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, and supported by its members. Membership is free and open to anyone concerned about the future of Greater Sanford and its people. Join today. Also, like us on Facebook.

Community Events

Nov
1
Sat
Family Halloween Carnival & Haunted Walk @ Nasson Community Center Gym
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
2
Sun
Participatory Action Research @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

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Participatory Action Research Training (Sun. 9 AM to 2 PM); Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg., 127 Emery St. Join us for a free training. Consultants from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform will be here to provide training in PAR that is people-centered, builds power and is action oriented. Our Schools Our Future Parent Action Group and SFSS Youth Council are partnering in a Participatory Action Research campaign to improve college knowledge.  If interested in training or in joining the Parent Action Group, please email rphipps@strongersanford.org.

 

Nov
4
Tue
Sanford Strong Coalition Meeting @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Nov
5
Wed
York Hoarding Task Force Meeting @ York County Community Action
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

We will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month from 9 to 10:30 at York County Community Action in Sanford.

Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

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We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Nov 5 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This support group, facilitated by addicts and alcoholics active in recovery, is for friends and families who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a unique perspective on addiction from a first hand experience. Our goal is to educate and equip families with the tools they need to confidently make decisions that support recovery in both the family and their addicted loved one.

*Addict in the Family is a closed meeting for friends and families only*  It is not a support group for addicts and alcoholics.

Contacts: John Buro , Eric Girard, Corey Gamberg

Nov
6
Thu
Our Schools Our Future meetings @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Parents and community members are encouraged to join Our Schools Our Future every Thursday. Please feel free to Drop In anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM, at the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg. ( East Side Acres Community Center).  We will be there every Thursday hosting an open forum and discussion on how parents and community members can impact the school change process.  Come share your ideas or concerns, hear what other parents are saying and learn about emerging parent action groups.  OSOF will provide space, guidance, support and logistical help for parents who want to join or start a parent action group.  OSOF elevates the voice of community members and parents in schools.  FMI: contact Rachel Phipps or  423-0098.

Nov
12
Wed
Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PLTI  is a 20-week initiative that is open for anyone who wishes to help become a parent leader advocate for our children in the greater Sanford community.

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We are beginning in just a couple of weeks and still have about seven seats open. Please contact me at kwiegand@sanford.org for more information and to apply.

You do not need to be a parent to participate. We provide all meals, childcare, and transportation (if needed) all at no cost to participants. All you need to do is apply at http://www.sanford.org/pages/sanford_sd/communityinvolvement/plti.

We are also searching for civic design team members that could help organize, plan meals, provide transportation, be a mentor, and attend class once in a while to check in with participants.

The kick-off retreat will be held Saturday, October 4th, from 8:30-4pm, and then weekly sessions on Wednesdays, from 5-9pm (5-5:45 is dinner and 6-9p is the class).

Addict in the Family @ Portland Recovery Community Center
Nov 12 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

This support group, facilitated by addicts and alcoholics active in recovery, is for friends and families who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction. We offer a unique perspective on addiction from a first hand experience. Our goal is to educate and equip families with the tools they need to confidently make decisions that support recovery in both the family and their addicted loved one.

*Addict in the Family is a closed meeting for friends and families only*  It is not a support group for addicts and alcoholics.

Contacts: John Buro , Eric Girard, Corey Gamberg

Nov
13
Thu
SOOSTA @ Strategies for a Stronger Sanford Community Bldg.
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Sanford Out of School Time Alliance (SOOSTA) is about ensuring that every young person has a healthy, positive activity available to him or her during the hours that school is not in session.

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