Community-Centered Program Development

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Ensuring that we understand how we fit into the hopes, aspirations, and goals of our community allows us to remain flexible and relevant. Join Esmarie Swisher of Centrality Research to learn about how we can connect and engage with our communities to guide our work when developing public programs and services.

This is the third webinar in a four-webinar series on Culturally Relevant Evaluation that is available at no cost to California library workers.

Please note that the webinars are 90 minutes in length and you need to register for each webinar separately. The webinars will be recorded.

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Presenter Bio: Esmarie Swisher - Esmarie is a bilingual expert in community engagement with 15 years of experience collaborating with diverse communities from Central America to the United States. Esmarie is passionate about diversity, inclusion, equity and creating authentic relationships with multicultural groups. She is experienced in designing and developing programs aimed at diverse communities. She co-authored a manuscript about designing towards equity which was published in the International Journal of Science Education. She volunteers to facilitate a Leadership Program for Guatemala Próspera and the John C. Maxwell Leadership Foundation. She has a degree in Communications from Universidad Rafael Landívar. She has worked as a community liaison in public health in the St. Louis greater area, for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and as a Community, Diversity and Inclusion Director for Generadores Hidroeléctricos, S.A., a renewable energy company in her native Guatemala. She coaches and mentors young professionals that are working to break barriers of participation in underserved communities.



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