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#1 Dec-26-2009 02:34:pm

From: Texas
Registered: Oct-21-2006
Posts: 12082

CNO Community Services Group

Community Services Group 

Community Organization Training and Technical Assistance-COTTA
"Building One-Hundred Cohesive Communities Within Ten Years".

Advancement of Communities in Cherokee Nation's 14 county jurisdictional areas is important for the future of the Cherokee Nation.  COTTA, Community Organization Training and Technical Assistance, is designed to strengthen Cherokee communities.


The COTTA Program's mission is to assist faith and community based organizations ability to increase their effectiveness; enhance essential services to those most in need, and build upon the organizational capacity of each community, diversify resources, and create collaborations to serve those in Cherokee Communities.


COTTA was designed to facilitate opportunities for partnerships between Cherokee Nation and it's communities within the 14 county jurisdiction. As a self-help catalyst to educate and provide technical assistance empowering communities to utilize their own abilities in securing and administering general and federal funding opportunities.

"Cherokee Nation has committed to build one-hundred cohesive communities within ten years".

Building a strong community requires that it be economically capable of supporting the community members comfortably, ensuring that families are stable and that it's population are both mentally and physically healthy as well as revitalizing the spirit of Ga-Du-Gi, neighbors helping neighbors.


Rick Gassaway, Program Manager, 918 207 4916


Paul Buckner, Technical Assistance Coordinator, 918 207 4917


COTTA's direct line: 918 453 5445


5000 S. Muskogee Ave.-East Building, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. 74464

http://cotta.cherokee.org/HomePageandCO … fault.aspx



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