COHORTS

The ReFrame community consists of more than 300 individuals who work for over 60 home repair nonprofits. In order to effectively network and share information with others, many members choose to participate in ReFrame cohort groups. The topics, frequency of meeting, and goals vary, but all serve the same purpose—to help you do your job better. ReFrame helps members repair more homes, complete higher impact repairs that last longer, advocate for polices and funds for preserving affordable housing, and provide positive experiences for volunteers, donors, community partners, staff, and others. 

Advocacy Task Force - This group is chaired by Walter Crouch (CEO of Appalachia Service Project in TN) and meets monthly, typically on a Tuesday at 1pm ET, to talk about how to build relationships with elected officials and advocate for legislation and appropriations that support home repairs. Approximately half of the participants are ReFrame members; the other half are staff for other housing networks such as Fahe, National Low Income Housing Coalition, and the Housing Assistance Council. To join this task force, email becca@reframeassociation.org. 

Anti-Racism Community of Practice - This a new group. Participants completed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace certificate course through South Florida University. The cohort meets regularly to hold each other accountable for implementing what we learned. To join this group, email becca@reframeassociation.org. 

Faith-Based Affinity Group - This group is chaired by Bob Beggs (Executive Director of Good Works in PA) and meets monthly, typically on the first Monday at 12pm EST, to talk about incorporating faith into Christian home repair programs. Email bob@goodworksinc.org for more details. 

Healthy Homes Affinity Group - This group is chaired by Robin Renner (Construction Director at  Fauquier Habitat for Humanity in VA) and meets every 3 months to talk about partnering with healthcare providers to improve and measure the health-related outcomes of home repairs. Email fixit1012000@yahoo.com for more details. 

Camp-Model Affinity Group - This group isn't meeting during summer 2021, but usually gathers monthly to talk about ways to involve camp-model volunteers during and after the pandemic. Topics range from safety protocols for hosting overnight volunteers to ways to virtual programs and supporting volunteers in completing service projects in their home communities. To join this group, email becca@reframeassociation.org. 

Coming soon: more cohorts! Topics may include aging in place, fundraising, workforce development, and others. 

 See Events for additional opportunities.