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February 6, 2013

Seminar to help groups build their capacity to succeed

CAIRO — Capacity building — sometimes referred to as capacity development — is a conceptual approach to development that focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit people and organizations from realizing their goals and working to enhance abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results.  

If your organization is struggling to achieve its goals, come out and join Kelly Cooney, housing specialist with the Housing Assistance Council in Atlanta. Cooney has several years of experience and expertise that she will be sharing to help any organization not only build capacity but to excel.

The training will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Grady County Ag Center, 65 11th Ave. N.E. in Cairo.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Anna Lee at (229) 522-3552 or alee@swgrc.org.  

The training is sponsored by the Southwest Georgia Housing Task Force in partnership with the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. There is no cost to attendees but registration is encouraged to reserve seating.  

The mission of the Southwest Georgia Housing Taskforce is to find solutions to affordable housing through partnerships with all residents in Southwest Georgia.

The Southwest Georgia Housing Task Force is an initiative of the Regional Partners Network, Inc.  For more information about the Task Force contact Kerrie Davis at (229) 522-3552 or KDavis@swgrc.org.

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