NACRP 2024 Facilitator Certification Convening

February 22, 2024

People’s Climate Innovation Center, which the NACRP is a core program of, was proud to host the second cohort of facilitative leaders for our NACRP Certification Program in San Diego this February as part of the launch of our 9-month program. The cohort consists of 24 amazing organizers, planners, and community-driven facilitators deepening their practice within a peer support network. Rosa Gonzales and Julian Mochine-McQueen of Facilitating Power are co-facilitating the series, along with apprentices from the first cohort, Honu Nichols and Karla Juarez. Cohort members are in the process of actively diving into the application of the NACRP Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning Framework (CDCRP) and designing their own planning process accountable to the communities they serve across the U.S. and U.S. Territories. Represented communities include, but are not limited to, Kāneʻohe, HI, Santa Ana, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Austin, TX, Cincinnati, OH, New Orleans, LA, Atlanta, GA, Silver Spring, MD, Stratford, CT, and the Mariana Islands in Micronesia!

This program is the vision come to life of the 2019 NACRP gathering of the contributors to the CDCRP framework to seed a vast network of community-driven facilitators across the county replacing top-down planning with communities leading on the choices that most impact them. Part of that vision is that those community-led processes, so often marginalized both in terms of political power and resources, become mainstream. Training and supporting a network of facilitators accountable to grassroots communities and organizations is core to making this a reality!

To learn more about the NACRP Facilitator Certification Program, or to support the NACRP Fund to seed community-driven planning processes, please visit the programs page on our website.