A key component of every Pomegranate Center Fellows Training is immediate hands-on application of class concepts, philosophy, and practices. Each cohort works collaboratively to complete a group project engaging the community, refining design and participating in a community build.
In an effort to share the Pomegranate Center collaborative model with communities across the nation, we form partnerships with other organizations. This increases our capacity to help more neighborhoods practice true community engagement and keep that work going in their neighborhoods. Two of these partnerships, with ARTS A Reason to Survive in San Diego and Blue Mountain Action Council in Walla Walla, Washington, resulted in their teams leading successful gathering place builds with Pomegranate Center assisting in a mentorship role. Click the photos below for more details about each of these projects.