Monthly Book Club
Flower Arranging Workshop
Emergency Preparedness Kit Making
Learning LAB: Financial Planning
Financial planning isn't about spreadsheets, graphs, or charts, it's about getting to the root of what you really value and learning how to use money as a tool to help you reach your goals and live your best life. In this workshop, we talk through the three stages you'll go through when putting together a financial plan:
YOUR GOALS: What do you really want to accomplish in the next 3 years? 5 years? 10 years? What really matters to you?
THE GUTS: Now that you have a clear idea of where you want to be, let's fill in the steps it will take to get there. The guts will go through strategies to maximize your money in 5 areas of financial planning: Earn, Save, Spend, Invest, Protect. We'll talk about how to negotiate raises and rates, analyze your spending without a budget, save automatically, start investing with any amount of money, and whether or not you really need that insurance.
THE GLORY: You're probably wondering where in the world you're supposed to start even tackling this to-do list! We'll talk through exactly how to actually implement all the new items on your financial to-do list.
Implicit Bias and Education Workshop
Families joined for a conversation about racial identity, how it affects us and how it affects our parenting. Special thanks to Educator, Warren Currie for presenting and facilitating the conversation.
This Learning LAB workshop, titled Implicit Bias and Education: Understanding, accepting, and reflecting on our unconscious thoughts, is FREE and open to everyone. Childcare will be available!
Women Entrepreneurship Go Against the Flow Screening
Community Impact Lab teamed up with Groupeezz, Inc. to present a screening of "Go Against the Flow" & a panel Q&A session with inspiring women entrepreneurs and mompreneurs.
Go Against the Flow aims to empower young women with the support of those that came before them to swim upstream and create their dream jobs. There is no better time than now for women to pave their own paths to success.
The women of Go Against the Flow shared their personal experiences with:
• Walking away from the well-trod path, even when it means forfeiting scholarships, tempting job offers, and the approval of friends
• Following their passions in male-dominated fields
• Knowing when the moment is right to make the plunge
• Failing and using failure as a roadway, not a roadblock to success
Physical Therapy and Keeping Your Body Moving
This session, we will learn about some of the common injuries that can occur from lifting children, nursing babies, and general deconditioing as we care for our young. We will also talk about some general patterns to observe with your child as they develop.
Both Moms and Dads (and little ones) are invited to participate. Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket as some home exercises will be demonstrated, and it is best to follow along so that corrections can be made.
My name is Jessica van Soest, I recieved my Masters in Physical Therapy in 2012 from the University of Alberta (in Canada). I worked as a Physical Therapist in a private practice for over two years before becoming a mom and learning of all the aches and pains associated with it. I have taken various continuing education courses including Manual Therapy, Acupuncture and Kinesiotaping.
Learning Lab: Developing Your Parent-Child Relationship
Parenting is an incredibly difficult thing that will always come with highs and lows. The purpose of these classes is to provide some foundational skills to make weathering the lows a little easier. While every parent and child is unique, some things are universal: parents want their children to be happy and successful, and children want to be loved and cared for by their parents.
Learning LAB: Post-Partum Depression
Licensed Somatic Psychotherapist and Certified Child & Family Yoga teacher Alexis Azzam will present a talk on Perinatal mood disorders. In this presentation, you will learn about anxiety and depression that can arise before, during and after pregnancy for both mother and partner as well as resources and tools for addressing these symptoms. Alexis will allow time for personal sharing, questions, and discussion as well as demonstrations of yogic mindfulness techniques for parents to use at home for their own emotional regulation and that of their children.
Alexis Azzam, MFT is a licensed somatic psychotherapist and certified child and family yoga teacher. She has worked with families and individuals for over 10 years and specializes in working with teens, young adults, and adults as they navigate life transitions and the emotions therein. Alexis’ work is based in the philosophy that we are an interconnected being of mind, heart, and body and she believes that healing requires attending to all three. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Perinatal Psychotherapy and she uses tools from all of these modalities to meet her clients’ needs. Providing reflective support and structure to the growth of her clients, Alexis is committed to being present and empathic. A balance of nurturance and respectful challenge characterize her approach. She also finds that playfulness helps remind us of the joy that we are ultimately seeking, while bringing a welcome lightness.
Learning LAB: Imposter Syndrome
Imposter Syndrome is characterized by the feeling that one is a fraud and is not skilled enough for one’s role combined with a fear that one will be discovered as such by others. Although most people experience it at some point in their lives, they do not talk about it, as it involves fear of being exposed.
Women and minorities experience Imposter Syndrome at an alarmingly high incidence, and let’s face it, we struggle with it all the time as parents. The earlier we understand what Imposter Syndrome is and learn how to identify and combat it within ourselves and others, the less Imposter Syndrome will hold us back at later stages of our lives, and the more empowered we will be to create communities in which everyone feels they rightfully belong.
This workshop will be informal, conversational, and interactive, and will provide meaningful and actionable ways in which participants can prevent Imposter Syndrome from negatively impacting themselves, their families, and their communities.
Bio: Neha Sampat is founder, consultant, and coach at GenLead, where she collaborates with clients to innovate approaches to inclusion, leadership, and professional development that are both data-driven and grounded in the subjective experience. She holds a Certificate in Graduate Applied Psychology and obtained her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law. She is a master of career development, having worked as an attorney and later as Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Law and Leadership prior to founding GenLead. She brings to her consulting and coaching practice her experience supporting and supervising thousands of diverse students and staff members, successfully collaborating with stakeholders of various generations, and parenting her beloved 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.
Contact Neha at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow her on Twitter athttps://twitter.com/BelongLab and
Skill Sharing and Education Workshops @ Pilot City
We know that parenthood brings new challenges and opportunities. Mothers and fathers face the task of reconciling old roles with new ones and often find themselves going into new directions. Community Impact LAB is proud to help our parents share, learn, and further develop their skills. We bring in experts to run workshops and classes, encourage our members to share their skills, and find new ways to quantify and qualify our parents' competencies and talents.