For Immediate Release
All Zones
March 24, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
Office of Marketingand Communications
Learn How to Build Grassroots Environmental Organizations 

Information on how to access financial support for strengthening grassrootsorganizations working on environmental issues will be presented duringa two-hour workshop at Indiana UniversityNorthwest on March 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Presenting the outreach workshop is Ressie Walker, manager of the Leadershipand Enhanced Assistance Program at the Environmental Support Center (ESC)in Washington, DC. Since 1990, the ESC has helped to build organizationaleffectiveness of over 1300 grassroots organizations. Walker, who has over20 years experience in the nonprofit and public sector as a grant writerand administrator will discuss how to deal with limited or no funds, mediasupport, computer training, record keeping and other issues necessary fororganizational growth.

Hosted by the IU Northwest Environmental Justice Center and the GrandCal Task Force, the workshop will be in the new IU Northwest Academic ActivitiesBuilding, Seminar Room 202-203. Funded by the U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency (EPA) Community and UniversityPartnership Grant, the workshop is free and open to interested communitymembers.

For more information on the workshop, contact the IU Northwest EnvironmentalJustice Resource Center at 219-980-6946.   

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