Caroline oversaw Spirit In Action’s newest community research project called “We the People: Working Together.” This project was specifically designed to invite low-income and working-class people into conversations about community development and social change. The continuing project goal is to dismantle the idea that people of different socioeconomic backgrounds cannot work together for a better future. Her duties included administrative maintenance, recruitment of potential community leaders, facilitation of community conversations surrounding social change, and engaging Warren Wilson students as volunteers with We the People. Through this initiative, Caroline and volunteer students were able to interview over 100 community members in Swannanoa about what they love in the community and what they would like to see be improved. In addition to We the People, Caroline also managed website maintenance, helped fundraise and represented Spirit in Action at various conferences and professional development events.
As part of her residency, Caroline also worked with Executive Director Linda Stout to prepare a Warren Wilson College social work course that comprised the second stage of the listening project in Swannanoa. The goal of this second phase was to create collaborative task forces to address community needs. Caroline also worked with the rest of the Tzedek Residents on an exciting collaborative project that entailed conducting a needs assessment of the Asheville area LGBTQ community through surveys. After her residency, Caroline accepted a position as Community Organizer with the ACLU of Texas in the Houston area. She is passionate about catalyzing intersectional progress by empowering leaders and listening to the unique stories and qualities that every individual brings to the table. Caroline invites you to visit her website, www.carolineduble.com.