A Cities Rising Project Initiative
A diverse group of citizen leaders and impact makers unite together to design and share solutions to cross-sector issues through curated educational opportunities and community-building programs.
Actualize Your Community’s Potential
“Cohorts unearth the people who have the energy and the will to work across boundaries. Often, these are not the usual suspects.”
Mary Trigiani, Award-Winning Facilitator; 2020 Danville/Pittsylvania Cohort
10-15 multi-sector impact makers from your community are assembled in collaboration with local partners.
Building Social Capital
Cohorts meet regularly for 8 weeks up to 1 year for facilitated discussions tailored to nurture connections between impact makers.
Cohort members learn from and participate with Tom Tom’s network of leaders as they navigate a curated series of programs, developed to support the goals of cohorts.
Build on the Strengths of Your Community
Unite Your Hometown Heroes
Engage with program design
Provide the capital necessary to eliminate financial barriers to participation
An experienced moderator who leads the facilitation of cohort sessions in coordination with Tom Tom staff.
How a cohort works
PROOF OF CONCEPT
Cohorts offer opportunities for community leaders to intersect with their peers in new, creative ways—and to workshop ideas for the future.
The 2020 Danville/Pittsylvania Cohort convened 14 emerging leaders to move the region through and beyond the pandemic.
Build issue awareness
Catalyze strong relationships
Highlight the region’s assets & opportunities
Inspire unique collaboration