Resident-led Community Change
Since its beginnings in 2001, SCOPE has invested in promoting resident-led efforts to bring about community-wide, positive change in Sarasota County. These have included:
- Grassroots Leadership Initiative
- Training & Technical Assistance in Asset-Based Community Development
- Neighborhoods Initiative
- Resident Community Changemakers Fellowship
These programs and initiatives have developed from the starting assumption that the potential for broad-scale change is optimized when residents initiate and lead local efforts, and that genuine engagement is critical for positive community change.