Mothers Taking Action

CFJC’s Community Leadership Development program grew out of our successful Mothers Taking Action (MTA) pilot program. MTA was comprised of food stamp-eligible mothers committed to improving the health of their families and communities. CFJC trained MTA Peer Leaders to facilitate small group dialogue sessions and maintain a safe and comfortable environment.  Among other outcomes, the trainings and networking resulted in mothers organizing walking clubsworking with residents to start a community garden, and the development of a team of community leaders committed to taking action to improve health in their local neighborhoods.

CFJC is discussing CLD with communities in HW and GA as well as County Health Departments in CA. Our focus is to connect the innate skills of community members to a process by which to make systemic change. CFJC believes that we’re being successful when the wealth of community is measured by the health of its people and that food actually nourishes people instead of enriching corporations. 




Below is a platform of our training and technical assistance services:

Capacity Building

·         Equity First

·         Mentorship

·         Organizational Development

·         Program Development

·         Budgeting

·         Staff Development

Community Engagement 

·         Communication

·         Facilitation

·         Listening

·         Empowerment and Safe Space

·         Authentic Engagement

Leadership Development                                                                                   

·         Power of Story

·         Leadership 101

·         Facilitation

·         Fearless Leaders

·         Mentorship

·         Pass It On