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Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE), the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers (NMAG) and the Intermountain West Funders Network (IMWFN) invite you to join us for a webinar to explore the findings of the recently released report ‘Positioning for the Possible: Investing in Education Reform in New Mexico’.

Based on her analysis of the dynamics in New Mexico, the author Chris Sturgis, a national advocate for community engagement, recommends that philanthropic investments be directed towards community engagement along with a statewide educational intermediary to support local efforts. Adrian Pedroza from the Partnership for Community Action will join the conversation to delve into the cultural dynamics in New Mexico that need to be taken into consideration in community engagement efforts. Ron White of NMAG will discuss the implications of this approach for New Mexico grantmakers.

  • Chris Gates, the Executive Director of PACE, will moderate the webinar.
  • Chris Sturgis is President of MetisNet, a consulting firm that specializes in supporting foundations in strategy development, coaching and rapid research. MetisNet specializes in high school reform, dropout recovery, youth issues, and community engagement.
  • Adrián Pedroza is the Executive Director of the Partnership for Community Action (PCA), a community-based organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico that is committed to building strong healthy communities through relationship building, leadership development and civic engagement.
  • Ron White is the Executive Director of New Mexico Association of Grantmakers. He has worked in philanthropy for over 30 years, including positions with the Tides Foundation; the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; and Share Our Strength.

Title: Upcoming Webinar: ‘Positioning for the Possible: Civic Engagement as an Education Reform Strategy in New Mexico’
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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