Allies in Community®
Apply for Cohort IV May 15 - June 18, 2023!
Allies in Community® is a program that builds relationships through common ground, fosters a deep sense of belonging, and enhances residents’ active engagement in the City of Coppell.
Building Relationships Through Common Ground
As part of its larger community engagement initiative beginning in 2014, the City of Coppell has built a strong foundation of knowledge and awareness to best serve residents of all cultural backgrounds. Informed by conversations with community stakeholders and the findings from the Fall 2017 Community Survey, Allies in Community® will extend this foundation into the community by bringing together cohorts of 30-40 residents and city employees to attend fun, hands-on workshops.
Allies® cohorts will learn to celebrate their differences, building strong, enduring partnerships with one another as they work together to discover ways to meaningfully contribute to the community.
Fostering a Deep Sense of Belonging
Allies in Community® encourages Coppell residents of all generations, cultures, and tenures of residence in the City to contribute to the community organizations, events, programs, and initiatives that have made Coppell a great place to live. Designed to cultivate a sense of ownership in the success of the Coppell community, Allies® workshop content and collaborative, cohort-driven service projects will inspire citizens to invest in a shared vision of sustaining Coppell's continuing legacy as a Family Community for a Lifetime.
Enhancing Residents' Active Engagement
With a renewed sense of responsibility for securing a bright and thriving future for the City of Coppell, Allies in Community® cohorts will graduate with a commitment to welcome and empower other citizens in meaningful civic engagement.
Those interested in participating in Allies in Community® must submit an application during the annual application period each summer. The application for Cohort IV is now open! Applications will be accepted through June 18, 2023.
Cohort IV will meet for four sessions from August-November 2023 from 9 am-1 pm on Saturdays. Participates will also engage in group activities and community events in addition to the regular sessions. The total time commitment is approximately 24 hours.
Cohort participants are required to be 18 years old or older, and are expected to be of good moral character and practice. Those who are dedicated to lifelong learning, creating a safe space for authentic conversation, being an advocate for the common good, and demonstrating Coppell’s community values in daily life are encouraged to apply. Anyone can be an Ally; however, the ideal candidate is one who resonates with the Traits of an Ally.
Apply to participate in Allies in Community® Cohort IV
Have questions? Email Coppell Allies in Community. You can also join our mailing list!
Allies in Community® is a program created by Tasnim McCormick Benhalim at DiversityWealth LLC. and delivered in partnership with the City of Coppell.