County seeks applicants for STRYVE Coalition to address youth violence
Multnomah County is seeking community members to join a coalition that that takes a public health approach to prevention of youth violence. Applications for the Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) Coalition are due Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Multnomah County is seeking community members to join a coalition that that takes a public health approach to prevention of youth violence.
Applications for the Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) Coalition are due Wednesday, Sept. 19. Applicants will be notified of their selection by Sept. 28 and the first meeting will be in mid- to late-October.
Together the group will:
- Increase knowledge about primary prevention and study what other communities have done.
- Discuss what leads to violence and what can be done to protect against it.
- Select strategies that will benefit children, youth and families throughout Multnomah County.
About the Coalition
STRYVE is a national program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that works to increase the ability of communities to prevent violence affecting young people. Our local effort focuses on North and Northeast Portland.
STRYVE is a project of the Multnomah County Health Department's Community Capacitation Center. It is a partnership with the Youth and Gang Violence Steering Committee of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council. The STRYVE Coalition will function as a branch of the Youth and Gang Violence Steering Committee.
Members will meet once a month for three hours and will also do about three to five hours of work outside of meeting times. We ask members to commit to at least one year.
What are meetings like?
In our meetings we will use popular education, a strategy that has been used around the world. It's based on the idea that all people know a lot as a result of our life experience. Using popular education will help us to balance power and participation. It will also make meetings active and engaging. We will build relationships and learn knowledge and skills that we can use in our future work in our community.
Apply online or click to access an application that can be sent via mail. Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 19.
For more information:
STRYVE Coalition, 503-927-1823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org