Communities

ManKind Project Northwest encompasses a wide geographic area: all of Washington and Oregon, with parts of northern California and Idaho. The unification process with MKP USA involves defining and recognizing distinct communities, each of which must contain one or more I-Groups and each of which will have a designated Community Coordinator.

MKP USA is in the process creating a comprehensive infrastructure that is designed to support communications within and between communities of MKP Warriors. In exchange, this site will host a “Community” page for each community. This page will show:

  • Event calendar that will default to upcoming events for that community. Users will be able to look at area-wide or even national events using this tool.
  • Blog posts from the community coordinator (or his designee)
  • Community jobs and the man currently filling those jobs
  • I-Groups in that community
  • V-Groups specific to that community

The community page will allow the community coordinator to:

  • Create new and delete extinct I-Groups
  • Add, edit and remove I-Group members
  • Remove community from V-Groups
  • Create, edit and delete community events
  • Make “blog” postings that will automatically be posted to designated local V-Groups.
  • Edit community job definitions and assignments

Use of this infrastructure will ultimately require that each community sign an agreement with MKP USA that defines the agreements that the community is willing to make with MKP USA. For an interim period lasting until the end of 2014, all communities that self-identify will be included on this site. They are expected to sign their agreement with MKP USA by the end of this interim period.

Current Status:

Community Coordinator In MKPC In CAA Signed
Bellingham Bob Jones Yes No No
Central Oregon Joe Forest Yes Yes No
Eastern Washington Jim Trivelpiece No Yes No
Northern California unknown No Yes No
Northern Idaho unknown No Yes No
Oregon Coast Darel Grothaus No Yes No
Portland Seth Moody Yes Yes No
Rogue Mike Patterson Yes No ?
Puget Sound Paul Williams Yes Yes Yes
Southern Idaho Greg Burk No Yes No
Southern Oregon Charlie Bauer Yes Yes ?
Whidbey Island Jeff Ewart No No No
Willamette Valley Raymond Albano No Yes ?

The ManKind Project is a global nonprofit [501 (c)(3)] charitable organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project supports a global network of peer-facilitated men's groups where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men's training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and culturally aware.