ACE MV is teaming up with Island Housing Trust to offer a workshop on community organizing and collective power. The Community Development Part One: Workshop on Public Narrative is a six-hour course based on teachings of Marshall Ganz of the Harvard University Kennedy School. It aims to help people tell their own personal narratives in the most effective way to help galvanize others to take action.

The facilitator is Meridith Levy, deputy director of Somerville Community Corporation (SCC), who launched SCC’s Leadership Development Institute eight years ago.

The course takes place on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fee for the course is $89 for individuals and $50 each for two or more people applying together.

To register visit or call 508 693 9222.