Community Engagement

Kristina Smock Consulting assists nonprofits and local governments with model development, strategic planning and training related to community organizing, leadership development and civic engagement.

Areas of expertise include:

  • ­   Models of community organizing
  • ­   Leadership development for low-income constituents
  • ­   Training manuals and workshops
  • ­   Issue research and framing for grassroots policy campaigns




City of Portland Mayor’s Office, Community Connect: Coordinated research and stakeholder engagement to develop policy recommendations to increase community involvement in Portland, 2007-2008.

Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI), Community Organizing Training: Developed training manuals and workshops to support expansion and national replication of COFI’s family-focused community organizing model, 2000-2004.

Oregon Campaign for Economic Justice, Coalition Coordinator: Coordinated a statewide coalition of community organizing and advocacy organizations working to impact state-level public policy through grassroots organizing and education, 2002-2004.

Hacienda CDC, Community Building Program Development: Provided training and consultation on the development of a community building program for a neighborhood-based non-profit working with low-income Latino and Somali immigrants, 2005-2008.

Neighborhood Partnership Fund, Community Organizing Training: Created and facilitated a training workshop on community organizing for community development corporations, with follow-up technical assistance to individual organizations, 2005.

Portland Schools Alliance, Interim Executive Director: Led a community organizing non-profit through a year-long transition period. Facilitated strategic planning, evaluated and strengthened community organizing and training models, oversaw ongoing leadership development and community organizing work, conducted board development, and recruited and trained new staff, 2004-2005.