El Sol Blog

See the latest Blogs where El Sol’s community work has been featured.

What is Community Resilience and Why It Matters

Community resilience refers to a community’s ability to withstand, recover or respond to an adverse situation using individual and community resources. There are many resilience frameworks and approaches for building community resilience. There is no one solution that fits every

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Effective Community Outreach Strategies

Community outreach refers to a targeted campaign or communication by an organization to interact with a particular group of people to meet a specific goal. 1 For example, a team of Community Health Workers may conduct outreach to share information

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The Health Benefits of Parks

Parks make Inland Region city neighborhoods more livable. They offer opportunities for recreation exercise, and socialization to youth, families, and adults who might not be able to purchase recreational amenities elsewhere. When parks are co-created by residents, they can also

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The Benefits of Home Visitation Programs

CHWs are frontline public health workers who have a deep understanding and/or are trusted members of the communities they serve. CHWs create a link between health/social services and the community to improve service access and quality. Research suggests CHWs are

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Supporting Parents and Incentivizing Students to Attend Class

Education positively shapes wellbeing—it is fundamental to economic mobility and reducing socioeconomic and political inequalities. As America recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and the longstanding damage caused by structural racism—quality education and schools have become even more central to shaping

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Impact of Job Training for Low-Income Earners

In terms of a return on investment, some of the most proven types of job training include data collection/analysis, social media marketing, computer training, safety training, ethics, prevention and community development models, specialized customer engagement skills training, diversity, inclusion and

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