The Importance of Community Involvement
Moses Dixon | Worcester, MA
Have you ever seen something on a community bulletin board that caught your attention? If so, then you should get involved in the community. You should consider joining a local club or group in many ways to get involved with the district you live in. Even more, you can get involved with local government efforts to help better the community you live in.
Building Trust With the Community
Trust is essential when it comes to building trust with your community. This is because it can help them feel that you have the necessary expertise to help them plan for their future.
Peer-to-peer influence is also becoming more powerful as it allows organizations to get the most accurate and timely information from their community members. This makes it even more vital that they engage in developing programs and projects.
Being more involved and informed about your community’s activities is also very important as it can help increase the likelihood that people will trust the institution you are engaging with.
More Issues Get Addressed
One of the most critical factors you can consider when building trust with your community is to involve them in developing projects and programs. This can help you avoid potential issues and concerns that could prevent you from achieving the goals and objectives of the project. Having the support of your community can help you avoid potential political landmines that could prevent you from completing the project on time and with a proper understanding.
Finding a New Perspective
Although community involvement can be a bit overwhelming at times, it is still important to consider how you can contribute to the development of the community. Even though you may have a unique perspective or come from a different region, having a voice is still important. Understanding the community’s views can help prevent issues and concerns from arising.
Meeting the Community
Community involvement can help you meet people and build strong bonds with your neighbors. No matter where you live, no one wants to spend their time without being able to connect with others. A strong community can help you meet people from different backgrounds and interests. You can also participate in various activities, such as volunteering at an event or joining a club.
ABOUT MOSES DIXON
ABOLiving and working in Worcester, Massachusetts, Moses Dixon is the CEO of the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, who believes heavily in building and developing his community for the benefit of all of his neighbors.
Throughout his time building experience in professional development and community service, Moses Dixon has held a number of positions. He served as a Legislative Fellow with the United States Senate Diversity Initiative for more than a year in Washington D.C. serving the office of Senator Harry Reid, a role he continued as Senator Reid became the United States Senate Majority Leader. He also spent time as a Door Keeper for the United States Senate Deputy Sergeant at Arms from 2010 to 2011, serving the personal Office of U.S. Senate Deputy Sergeant at Arms Martina L. Bradford. He also assisted Sarai Rivera, a City Councilor in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 2012 to 2013, followed by time spent aiding Mary Keefe in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as her Legislative Aide from 2013 to 2014.
During 2014, Moses Dixon spent time consulting with the Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he worked on healthcare-related grants, proposals, and policies. Following this role, Moses became a Housing Specialist with Veterans Inc., a nonprofit organization out of Massachusetts dedicated to helping veterans transition out of homelessness and giving them the tools and resources they need to rebuild their lives.
About the author
Living and working in Worcester, Massachusetts, Moses Dixon is the CEO of the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging, who believes heavily in building and developing his community for the benefit of all of his neighbors.