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Program Proposal Application

In the past few years, major transformational events have had a significant impact over our society and collective experience, affecting directly how we envision our program offerings. The development of new ideas is a crucial component for The Center to meet the needs of our community.

Our program facilitators are an integral part of meeting our mission by sharing their individual lived experiences in our spaces across the Coachella Valley. The program proposal application process has been revised to embrace those changes, including the use of online tools (i.e., Zoom) and other untapped ways to build community.

Since 2017, The Center has had three strategic initiatives to guide the development of our programs and services, and we ask that new programs applicants tell us how they will address one or more of these initiatives, which continue to guide our focus:

  • Ending isolation and loneliness,
  • Connecting people to resources and community, and
  • Enriching our individual and collective experiences.

Programs Sessions and application submissions deadlines

  • September – November Session
    • Deadline: July 1st
  • February – April Session
    • Deadline: December 1st
  • May – June Session
    • Deadline: March 1st

IMPORTANT: Please consider reviewing our Mission Statement in our website to help frame your application.

Additional Notes

  • Length of programs sessions should not exceed more than 10 weeks, one or two meetings per week.
  • Once you submit your application, please note that The Program Evaluation Committee meets within 2 weeks after the session’s application deadline has been reached to make final decisions. Applicants will be contacted after that to advise if the program has been accepted.
  • In addition, the final planning and implementation process takes about six weeks prior to your suggested start date for the development of graphics, media promotion of accepted programs and registration of attendees where applicable.

Program Proposal Application Form

Thank you in advance for your submission and interest in The Center to engage in building a strong and vibrant LGBTQ community.

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