Course Detail: PER687 - Know Your Community

Knowledge is Power. Be informed, be independent.

Who Should Attend?
Issues of inequality due to joblessness and low income can affect every aspect of one's life and create disparity and the inability to become self-sufficient.
These sessions are designed for both families and organizations dealing with these clients, and will provide essential information to participants to be used as a road map for finding assistance.

Sessions Topics:
Gain an overview of the issues that affect some residents to fully partake in the attractions and activities in our All-American City. Discover the importance of connecting residents to the cultural, entertainment and recreational activities available. In addition, this class focuses on the history of Fort Wayne, demographics and local government.

Partner organizations include Fort Wayne Housing Authority, Visit Fort Wayne, Arts United, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and local governmental offices.

Instructor Denise Porter was previously the Coordinator for Fort Wayne Housing Authority's Resident Services Resource Center. As such, she was responsible on a daily basis to connect residents and others to the various programs or services in our community that can help low income residents become more self-sufficient and become free from governmental assistance programs. Denise has over 25 years of experience in faith-based and community organizations, businesses, media and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Fort Wayne. This experience gives her a unique perspective to guide others to the best community resources available. 

Earn the Community Resource Certificate by completing four of the five classes in the series.
Click here for more information. Community Resource Certificate

This course will be delivered online. Classes will be facilitated by a live instructor during the scheduled course times. Several days prior to the start of your course, you will receive an email with information on connecting to the sessions.

Available Sessions - Click on date(s) below.