Communities Partners

Communities Partners

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Community partners are organizations, and in some cases public agencies and university based programs, committed to working for the improvement of services offered by a Compassionate Communities initiative in conjunction with local community government. The characteristics of effective community partners include:

  • alignment with the Charter's mission and vision
  • recognition of the value of community-based participatory approaches to learning, research, evaluation and partnerships
  • meaningful relationships with the community on multiple levels, competently facilitating partnerships and following participatory approaches
  • access to decision makers within the community
  • skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and work to maintain collaboration with all involved in a community initiative
  • special expertise in an area (i.e., technical needs, organizational design, systems thinking, other themes that relate directly to the community action plan, etc.) that a community initiative may need
  • commitment to the community and the partnership process

What follows is a list of partnering organizations that have pledged to help specific cities and communities in their quest to become more compassionate.

  1. 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion (Edinburgh, UK)
  2. Age Friendly (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  3. Arkansas United Community Coalition (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  4. All Beings Everywhere (New York, NY, USA)
  5. AmericaWillBe.US (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  6. Breakthrough Communities (Oakland, CA, USA)
  7. Bridge Alliance (Boulder, CO, USA)
  8. Civil & Compassionate Communities (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)
  9. Cidecot (Leon, Spain)
  10. Community Chef Center (Kennesaw, GA, USA)
  11. Communities that Care (Seattle, WA, USA)
  12. Delorium (New Denver, BC, Canada)
  13. Dixie Volunteers (St. George, UT, USA)
  14. EIRO (Tucker, GA, USA)
  15. Excellence for the Greater Good and the Compassionate Cities Alliance (Washington DC, USA)
  16. FFEAC - Inclusion Group (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  17. Global Transition (Maidstone, United Kingdom)
  18. International Cities of Peace (Dayton, OH, USA)
  19. JLS Vision Services, LLC (Atlanta, GA, USA)
  20. Kashi Foundation (Sebastian, FL, USA)
  21. Ladybug Events LLC (Atlanta, GA, USA)
  22. League of Women Voters of Washington County (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  23. Ministry of Elders, Empowerment, Youth, Women and Children in Zanzibar (Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa)
  24. Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  25. Northwest Arkansas Labor Council (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  26. OneCommunity (Springdale, AR, USA)
  27. Pomegranate Center (Issaquah, WA, USA)
  28. Posts for Peace and Justice (San Diego, CA, USA)
  29. Retiree Compassion Program Group (Cary, NC, USA)
  30. Shareable (Mountain View, CA, USA)
  31. Smart Cities Council (Redmond, WA, USA)
  32. Stand Above Violent Extremism 
  33. Street Factory Community Interest Company (Plymouth, DEV, United Kingdom)
  34. The Arts of Humanity (Chicago, IL, USA)
  35. The BeingWell (London, United Kingdom)
  36. The Free Weekly (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  37. The Great Compassion March (N. Tustin, CA, USA)
  38. Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Ar, USA)
  39. Tricycle Farms (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  40. University of Kansas Commuity Toolbox (Lawrence, KS, USA)
  41. Voice of Diversity (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  42. WIISWest (Marina, CA, USA)
  43. YOMAD (Young, Ordinary, and Making A Difference) (London, KEN, USA)
  44. Youth Bridge (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
  45. Yvonne Richardson Center (Fayetteville, AR, USA)

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