Community Voices

Community Voices develops leaders at the grassroots level. The program is designed to help limited-resource and other non-traditional leaders and organizations develop skills to solve problems in their communities. The program is supported by a four-volume curriculum and a video. Participants engage in a series of learning experiences, and then analyze those experiences to see how they apply to life situations. Community Voices and its companion program, Voices Reaching Vision, were created by The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina A&T, with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Participants can expect to develop:

  • An underlying philosophy and belief that the group can make a difference if they work together.
  • A shared vision of what they want to achieve as a community group.
  • The ability to know about and connect to resources that can help them reach their shared vision.
  • Ways to work together effectively as a group and communicate their ideas to others.
  • A systematic problem-solving method to help them address community issues and needs.
  • An organizational structure to continue working on their vision on the community level and on the county level after the training is completed.


Michelle Eley, Ph.D.
Community and Economic Development Specialist
North Carolina A&T State University
The Cooperative Extension Program
P.O. Box 21928
Greensboro, NC  27420-1928
Phone: (336) 334-7956