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San Carlos Quality of Life

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The PDC designed and facilitated a year-long project to engage residents of San Carlos, California about issues related to quality of life and to develop action plans to improve quality of life in the City.

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Los Gatos Town Council, Planning Commission, and Staff Retreats

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The PDC designed and facilitated a one-day retreat with the Town of Los Gatos Planning Commission, Town Council and Planning Department staff to help improve communication among the three groups with the ultimate goal of improving the Town’s planning process.

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KUNM Focus on Teen Pregnancy and Prenatal Care

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The PDC conducted youth focus groups to assist KUNM-Radio in Albuquerque in their programs on Prenatal Care for Teens. The focus groups addressed teen perceptions of pregnancy and parental care and the role of teen mothers and fathers.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Public Meetings on Health and Safety

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PDC designed and facilitated a series of meetings with employees of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and local citizens on health and safety issues in their community.

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Spirit and Land

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The PDC conducted statewide focus groups in New Mexico that were used to build a curriculum of study materials and dialogue guidelines to help connect issues of land as a matter of faith. Church coordinators implemented the dialogue programs to an estimated 100 churches.

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Town of Estancia Action Plan Meeting

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The PDC designed and facilitated an action planning meeting with the Planning Commission of Estancia, New Mexico.

Planning/Land Use, Projects Read more

Youth Summit for America’s Future & The Community Youth Summit for Waco’s Future

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The PDC trained facilitators and coordinated small group sessions at three large educational events in Waco, Texas. The events were designed to build on the President’s Summit on America’s Future. Over 2,000 young people participated in facilitated dialogues to learn how to better serve their communities and materialize their dreams.

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Valley High School Staff Planning

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The PDC conducted a visioning session with 150 faculty and staff at Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico to plan for the upcoming academic year.

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Uniting Futures in Hispanic Services

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The PDC designed and facilitated a conference at Columbia Basin College to initiate dialogues on higher learning and community service to Hispanic communities in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

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Gear Up Waco

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PDC partnered with educational institutions in Texas to identify issues related to at-risk middle school students, and to begin guiding them towards higher education. Video projects were created by parents, students, and teachers at a catalyst for inter-generational dialogues involving students, parents, teachers and administrators.

Campus and Youth Dialogues, Projects Read more