Global Grassroots 2011 Year-End Magazine - Page 6

Global Grassroots 2011


Global Grassroots’ core program is its Academy for Conscious Change, a social venture incubator that catalyzes vulnerable women change agents who wish to launch their own grassroots civil society organizations. The Academy program lasts an average of 18 months, the pace of which is driven by the team’s participation, and it offers high-engagement support services in four phases:

1. Intensive, interactive 40-hour training program, incorporating:

a. conscious leadership and personal growth practices

b. mind-body trauma healing

c. social entrepreneurship and non-profit management skills

2. 3- 6 months of hands-on non-profit venture development


3. Seed grants and implementation support

4. 12-months non-profit apprenticeship with ongoing, high-

engagement advisory support

Our approach embraces participatory development and integrates a holistic balance of personal and social transformation.

Academy for Conscious Change