In the months of October and November, Enlace Project’s Nicaragua staff participated in two team workshops in order to strengthen team bonds and prepare future plans for improving and expanding projects. Led by co-directors Kellan Morgan and Yacarely Mairena, and Peace Corps volunteer Conrad Wright, the workshops focused on reaffirming the organization’s vision, mission, progress, and future. Since Enlace Project’s inception in 2009, it has created and advanced several initiatives with the hope to act as a meaningful resource in the El Sauce community.
However, Enlace Project’s vision doesn’t end there. Beyond El Sauce, Enlace Project imagines the inspiration of new communities and individuals through opportunities that allow them to work towards their own human and economic development. The co-directors discussed bigger plans for the future, encouraging the entire staff to think about how their programs could grow, and how they can bring new ideas to the table. Conrad’s workshop on creativity sought to inspire the staff to ‘think outside of the box.’
Later in the weekend, the talk turned to planning the more tangible future. Each program within Enlace Project was encouraged to develop their own vision for the program, and a set of goals and objectives to reach the eventual ‘vision’ set for themselves. Now in the later planning stages, Enlace Project is getting ready to kick off 2014 with a solid and well-developed idea for how the organization hopes to grow—along with realistic steps to reach that point.
As the end of the year approaches, Enlace Project hopes to share some of the newest changes and growths with supporters—there is a lot to look forward to, and a lot that we can do to continue providing resources to communities that can help themselves!