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THE ACT LEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE IS DEVELOPING HUNDREDS OF LOCAL LEADERS IN ANNAPOLIS AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY: 

  • ACT has held nine local leadership training on topics such as:

    • Relational meetings​

    • Listening sessions

    • Power

    • Building a core team in an institution

  • Dozens of local leaders have attended the Metro IAF three-day regional leadership training

  • Seven ACT leaders have attended the National IAF seven-day leadership training

 

ACT's RESEARCH ACTION TEAMS (RATs) ARE MAKING CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES:

  • Affordable Housing RAT

    • Won a Fair Housing Law in Anne Arundel County that removes sources of income discrimination

    • Organized residents in Woodside Gardens to take on Fairstead Affordable, the company which owns the complex, to demand safe, clean, and healthy homes

  • Safe and Effective Education RAT

    • Demanded a faster timeline for lead testing in Anne Arundel County schools

  • Gun Violence Reduction and Safety RAT

    • Conducted educational campaign for Do Not Stand Idly By Gun Safety program

    • Secured agreement to participate in the Do Not Stand Idly By ​campaign from the County Executive, Mayor of Annapolis, and their police chiefs

    • Leading County Executive and Mayor to invest in new national Gun Safety Consortium for gun safety technology to address issues of illegal guns, gun violence and suicides

  • Freedom from Addiction and Mental Health Challenges RAT​​

    • ​Educated members with NARCAN training and mental health challenges
    • Establishing relationships with public sector county mental health leaders
  • Just and Fair Immigration RAT

    • Listening campaign​

  • Efficient and Useful Public Transportation RAT​

    • Public transportation bus tour with the County Executive​

ACCOMPLISHMENTS (as of 11/14/2019)