Newspaper Articles about Training Programs
“When we brought Les Brown here last fall, no one knew what to expect,” said CAN DO! President Gary Moore. “The organization was prepared to take a loss of $10,000 just to start bringing a positive message to our community.” Instead they made a profit. And they made a plan: to bring every major motivational speaker to the area until Kankakee becomes known as a Mecca of Motivation. “Our mission is to make a positive difference . . . to help people resolve their problems and look at the positive side of life “ said Moore.
Walter Charlton, retired entrepreneur and active philanthropist who cofounded CAN DO! “We hope that by bringing top motivational speakers here, we will create a more positive attitude to help residents realize this is a good place to live.”
“Through the vision and expertise of Charles Betterton, president of CENTER SPACE, we created CAN DO! as an example to help other communities learn how to produce these types of events while retaining the income they generate for community benefit,” Charlton said. CENTER SPACE’s mission is to foster spiritual, personal and community empowerment, partly by providing expanded access to state-of-the-art development training programs that are usually marketed to a small percentage of the population.
The members of the CAN DO! Steering Committee which produced the recent events with Les Brown and Dr. John Bowling, have declared their first event a success and they have decided to continue with their efforts. The CAN DO! Mission statement includes five major points:
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Resources for Spiritual and Community Empowerment
The NASSAU GUARDIAN, Thursday, February 5, 1999
Arleen Schmaltz and Charles Betterton, co-founders of Center
Space (the Centre for Spiritual, Personal and Community
Empowerment) and the University for Successful Living, are
conducting several workshops in The Bahamas during the week of
February 5 - 12. They are visiting the country to explore
possible sites and meet with potential co-creators
of a Center Space facility in The Bahamas.
On Sunday, February 8, Ms Schmaltz will be speaking at Unity
Church of The Bahamas morning Service. That evening Arleen and
Charles will facilitate their work- shop on Partnership
Agreement With the Lord, also· at Unity Church from 7:00 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. and will also facilitate the workshop “Developing
Spiritually Centered New Year's Resolutions” - February 10th
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Unity Church, East Avenue, Centerville
(one building north of Centerville food store).
Charles Betterton, co-founder and President of Center Space and
the University for Successful Living has over twenty-five years
administrative experience in community, organizational
and economic.. development including twelve years with the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development· and ten years as
Executive Director of non-profit organizations involved in
spiritual, personal, organizational and community development.
He has a Masters degree in Community Economic Development and is
the author of Personal and Professional Success Techniques
Seminar, Motivision: 21 Steps to Successful Living, The Ultimate
Life Empowerment Planning System, and Developing a Partnership
Agreement with the Lord.
The shared mission statement for Center Space, the University
for Successful Living and EAGLES is to help individuals,
families, organizations and communities to realize more of their
God-given potential by helping them see, believe and achieve all
they can be, do and have.