To better understand what makes for effective community engagement, we went right to the source. What draws someone to this work? What skill set do community organizers need in order to succeed? Sure, strategic thinking, an eye for politics, and the ability to spot strong leaders are necessary, but we found these alone are not sufficient. Follow our video series, “In Their Own Words”, and hear directly from leaders about the personal experiences that drew them to the craft of organizing.
In this installment, we sit down with Kathy Goldman, Agnes Molnar, and Liz Accles, co-founders and executive director of Community Food Advocates.
This video was directed and edited by Kareem Alston, filmed by Kenny Polyak and Juna Drougas and produced by the New York Foundation.