Our underlying priority is to help generate the maximum possible benefits for the community. For example, we might help them learn how to produce an event locally that otherwise would generate a profit for a for-profit promoter.
In some instances, a community will choose to modify our
Economic Development Resource Center (CEDRC) model and establish a
similar facility locally. These CEDRC's provide expanded access to
information on available educational programs, sources of funding
and technical assistance and training in personal, organizational,
business and community economic development.
CENTER SPACE helps communities address the economic development needs of their citizens with education, job training, self-employment training and technical assistance in designing and delivering Successful Life and Work Skills Training and Micro-Enterprise Development Training Programs.
outstanding success of Kankakee County CAN DO! is just one example
of how Center Space facilitates empowerment.
In addition to the regular major events, CAN DO' will offer ongoing workshops and seminars on topics such as: goal-setting, motivation, time management, creative thinking and problem solving, conflict resolution, organizational and community development, strategic planning, etc. Many of these programs and services will be provided through an agreement between CAN DO! and CENTER SPACE™.
Kankakee County CAN DO! Mission Statement
1. Provide expanded access to development training programs.
2. Foster community unity and multi-cultural understanding.
3. Promote positive thinking within and about Kankakee County.
4. Foster personal, organizational and community development and
5. Generate funds for worthwhile community service projects.
To help other communities and non-profit organizations learn how to successfully implement a program like CAN DO! CENTER SPACE™ is compiling all the relevant information and materials in a three ring workbook.
The workbook will include all the necessary documents, concepts and instructions to enable replication of the CAN DO! concept in other communities. Contents of the workbook will include: How to Select the Most Appropriate Speakers/Trainers, How to Generate Maximum Media Coverage, How to Promote Your Event, How to Minimize the Cost of Printing, and How to Get Maximum Student Participation. Also included are sample letters, flyers, news releases, brochures, programs, public service announcements, sample ads, and a detailed work plan with project budgets.
In addition to the workbook, consulting services will be provided to support local replication of the CAN DO! program. The scope of services could range from a minimal level of providing telephone consultations to the maximum level of involvement providing on-site coordination.
If you would like to learn how you and your community could benefit from a CAN DO! program, please use the request form and we will send you a packet of materials.
Les Brown Proves Motivation Works!
Motivational speaker Les Brown admitted he did not tell the 1,800 or so people who came to listen to him anything new. Instead, he fired them up ... rekindling energies they already had and fortifying resolves they had already made. The Daily journal 11-17-95
Les Brown (left) was given an award as "The Master Motivator" Thursday as he spoke to 1,800 people at Olivet Nazarene University's Chalfant Hall. The event was organized by Kankakee County "Can Do!," a new motivation group. Jack Charlton (center) from Kankakee, was given the first "Can DO!" award for positive thinking. Charles Betterton, (far right, Center Space's president, organized Brown's appearance.
The Herald 11-21-95
Examples of Programs and Resources
Wheel of Life Exercise
Community Unity Celebrations
Community Resource Centers
Success Center Partnerships
The Holographic Organizational Model
Metanoic Organizational and Leadership Development
"Inherently, each of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. What is missing from each of us is the training, education, knowledge and insight to utilize what we already have." Mark Twain
'Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is all inmost center in us all where truth abides in fullness." Browning
Wheel of Life Exercise For Community