ECLI Participating Teams

Since 2012, the Empowerment Congress Leadership Institute has engaged teams from across the country to learn about the dynamic Empowerment Congress model, built on the principles of reciprocal accountability, intentional civility, and participatory democracy. Click the links below to learn more about each team who has participated in the Institute.

ECLI Participating CitiesECLI 2012 Participating Teams:

  • Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Doña Ana County, NM
  • Eau Claire, WI
  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA
  • Hawaii

ECLI 2013 Participating Teams:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Denver, CO
  • Doña Ana County, NM
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • Oakland, CA

ECLI 2014 Participating Teams:

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Compton, CA
  • East Los Angeles, CA
  • Houston, TX
  • Louisville, KY
  • Stockton, CA
  • Doña Ana County, NM

Reinvent Stockton

Councilmember Michael Tubbs, District 6, Stockton, CA
Hector Lara, Site Director, Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin, Dorothy L. Jones Family Resource Center
Carol Ornelas, CEO, Visionary HomeBuilders of California
Christopher Prado, Community Organizer, Pico Network: People and Congregations Togethe
Shani Richards, Community & Legislative Affairs Liaison, Health Plan of San Joaquin
Kennetha Stevens, Volunteer Community Organizer

The City of Stockton is currently running three city-wide engagement initiatives:

  1. The Ask Stockton campaign to help set future priorities;
  2. The BMOC Alliance to help improve outcomes for boys and men of color; and
  3. The Black Community Crusade to organize and mobilize the African American community.

Reinvent Stockton is looking to create a place-based community engagement process that complements these other efforts and is sustainable. District 6 has its own share of challenges, including poverty, education, crime, unemployment, and apathy. Some of our goals are to see a grocery store built in the area and have access to fresh food (there is currently only one store to serve a district of 50,000 people), to improve the academic performance index scores of our public schools, to create an economic development enterprise zone to provide job opportunities, and to open a health clinic in the community. The hope is that this model will help empower residents to begin to organize for better.

Participating Teams: