Inland Empowerment is currently engaging in a number of exciting projects. From narrative projects to census outreach, the partners around the table are hard at work doing great things for the Inland Empire.
Over the past few years The HAAS institute at Berkeley has done site visits to the partners around the tablet to share their Blueprint 4 Belonging (B4B) project. A few months ago we deepened our relationship to the project and committed to work with HAAS over the next year to deepen their research and test some of the results in real time during our campaigns. We have had a few meetings that have been more of workshops around B4B and its narrative. We are now in the phase of doing focus groups, staff trainings, and compiling learning from the two. We are hoping to utilize the findings in our campaigns for 2020 to help influence how we and external campaigns in the region speak to voters and our hope is it will cause voters who have been historically left out of the process to relate the messaging and result in more participation.