Community work group
The Community Work Group focuses on building and strengthening our community in a variety of ways.
Opportunities include Alumni Outreach, Social Justice Projects, Nova High School Projects, Event Planning and Advocacy.
If you’re interested in working on any of these projects or have ideas for new ones, please contact us.
community work group facilitator
Provide support and leadership to the Community Work Group.
Nova has been educating students for almost 50 years and we want to strengthen our relationships with our amazing alumni! Here are some project ideas that have been suggested:
Create a database of alumni with contact information
Send out an alumni survey
What’s life been like after Nova?
Invite to participate in Nova Roots
Work with alumni to write a monthly newsletter feature
Invite our alumni to community events
Collect testimonies for website and marketing materials
Recruit to be visiting Instructors at NovaCon and other teaching opportunities
Reunion Art Share participation at Novaplosion on 11/7
Social Justice Projects
Nova has a deep commitment to social justice and equity. This group will work with a staff representative to support Nova’s priorities. Possible projects include:
Women’s Prison Library
Support for POC Family Dinner on 10/24
Support for Racial Justice Day: 12/13 (A day of seminars and community workshops on Racial Justice)
Anti-racism trainings for Nova Roots Community
Support Student Racial Justice Inquiry Showcase Events on 1/17, 3/20 and 5/22
Nova High School Projects
Turn computer lab into Nova Roots Community Space
Volunteer in Office in mornings from 8 – 10AM to support Karen
Wish List requests from staff and teachers
Event Planning (work with other committees)
Nova Neighborhood Parties - September/October
Novaplosion Community Art Share - Nov 7th
Teacher Appreciation Weeks
Mark’s Celebration Event– 1st Week of May, 2020
End of Year Celebration
Online Nova Book Club
City Council: Build relationships with City Council members
School Board: Attend school district meetings on a regular basis and connect with members
Greater Seattle Business Association - build relationship, set up meeting and bring students to learn about what they could do to help us be more sustainable
Partnerships with other community organizations