SEDI Expands Its Role in the Community as Part of the NARBHA Institute
The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) is pleased to announce that it has become a subsidiary of the NARBHA Institute. This affiliation recognizes both organizations’ shared mission in promoting healthy and livable communities in northern Arizona.
The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) is proud to announce that Northern Arizona University (NAU) has renewed its 8-year partnership with SEDI. The $20,000 in funding from NAU will be used to support SEDI’s numerous community sustainable economic development outreach programs.
SEDI is teaming up with NAU! On September 25, 2014, a networking night will be held at the Gateway Career Center on campus. Between fifteen and twenty possible mentors will attend for students to meet in a sort of speed meet and greet. Mentors with different business connections will be available, and even students outside The W. A. Franke College of Business and School of Hotel and Restaurant Management are welcome to join. Students will meet briefly with mentors for three minutes to engage in conversation, and mentors will be given a short amount of time to respond, after which time students will go through rotation to meet other mentors.
This offers a number of benefits to both students and mentors alike; from the possibility of landing an internship and strengthening one’s resume, or allowing for mentors to start up a new business, product line, or expand on the business their already own and want to renovate with young minds. Signing up through the Jobs for Jacks website is recommended, as food will be provided – and to gauge participation, but it is not necessary.
Please feel free to let anyone who could benefit from attending know about this exciting program!
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The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) developed the Sustainable Community Indicators Report: A Decision-Support Tool for Fostering a Sustainable Community. The report provides over 100 metrics that demonstrate the integration of sustainability concepts and practices into community culture. The indicators use data from local public, private, and non-profit organizations in conjunction with community surveys, and national archival data to show how development in Coconino County contributes to community goals that relate to all three dimensions of sustainability. The purpose of the report is to enhance decision-making and policies that advance community self-sufficiency and sustainability. The following dashboard looks at a sample of six of the indicators in this report.