Join tomorrow’s webinar hosted by World Vision’s U.S. Programs

photo: World Vision

photo: World Vision

World Vision’s U.S. Programs works to create environments where all children and youth are healthy and thriving, cared for and protected, and making a positive contribution to their communities. Within the U.S. World Vision focuses its work in some of the nation’s most distressed and underserved communities, where poverty is high and opportunities are limited. We also serve in many places where disaster strikes.

Tomorrow, the U.S. Programs team is hosting a virtual event for Women of Vision. This is the first in a series of quarterly conversations with U.S. Programs leaders who will give insights into the work they oversee for World Vision’s domestic ministries. The series will include programs ranging from Youth Empowerment, Community Engagement, Disaster Relief, Capacity Development Training, to Resource Distribution. We hope attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of how U.S. Programs’ holistic approach is effective in removing barriers caused by poverty through community transformation. The first presentation will be offered by Leonetta Elaiho, National Director of Youth & Community Engagement.

What:  Join us for a webinar how U.S. Programs has supported adolescent and youth development through a distinctive approach called Community Youth Development.  We will share about what that approach is, what we have done and are currently doing, and the impact that empowering youth can have on young people, groups and communities from the words of youth themselves.

Leonetta-EWho: Leonetta Elaiho, World Vision National Director, Youth and Community Engagement

Leonetta began her work with World Vision in 2005 when she served as the Area Manager for the White Center Area Development Project in Seattle for two years.  In 2007 she took the lead on the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) which became the ‘signature program’ for U.S. Programs.  By 2011 YEP worked in 12 communities across the U.S.  In 2009 she assumed the role of National Director for Youth Initiatives & Community Advocacy which included YEP, KidREACH, the National Youth Advisory Council, Summer Youth Fellowships and the Youth Empowerment Award. Currently, Leonetta oversees one of two lines of ministry for domestic US programs; Youth and Community Engagement.

Prior to coming to World Vision Leonetta served for two years with Young Life, with a focus on middle school students in an urban context.  Leonetta holds bachelor’s degrees in social work and French from Seattle University.  She is married and has one seven year old son, Efe.

When:  Tuesday, May 19th 3:00pm – 4:00pm Pacific Time/ 6:00pm – 7:00pm Eastern Time

Conference Numbercall: 1-888-669-2803, access code – 1777247

Topic: Virtual learning event for WOV
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 824 986 750
Meeting Password: WOVc2015

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