Community Affiliates Network (CAN) Application

    The Woodson Center is dedicated to community restoration through the values of competence, integrity, transparency, resilience, witness, innovation, inspiration, agency, access, and grace. These values have made a tremendous impact across the country, and are embodied by you and your organization. The work that you do has made a meaningful impact to help underserved neighborhoods address the problems of their communities when others have turned away.

    The Community Affiliate Network (“CAN”) is the backbone of the Woodson Center. Our purpose is to serve our CAN affiliated members (the “CAN Affiliate”) in whatever way we can. It is in this spirit that we hope you join us and our other CAN Affiliate in continuing to make a difference in the lives of our fellow neighbors.

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    Any person (18 years of age and above), nonprofit organization, faith-based organization, partnership or any other charitable or community-focused legal entity (as applicable, the “Applicant”) may apply to become a Woodson Center Community Affiliate Network (CAN) affiliate (“WC CAN Affiliate”) by;

    • Participating in an orientation training (whether in person or virtual) to further your knowledge of the Woodson Center (“WC”), its vision, mission, and priorities;
    • Attending monthly CAN calls when able;
    • Participating in Neighborhood Leadership Development Institute as needed/able;
    • Observing WC’s core values
    • Adhering to technical support, including assessments, reporting and other requirements with advanced notice.
    • Providing a customary release statement (in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A) to WC stating that you irrevocably grant WC permission (without any monetary or other consideration) to use names, likeness, photos, videos, organizational logos and stories that may reference the WC CAN Affiliate in order to promote the WC Community Affiliate Network (CAN).
    • Complying with all of the foregoing assurances.

    If the applicant fails to meet or maintain any of the foregoing requirements, WC may terminate your status as WC CAN Affiliate by delivering written notice of such termination to you.

    The undersigned applicant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the WC and the applicant are, and shall remain, separate entities and that no partnership or agency is created by virtue of this application or the Affiliate Agreement (as per this Section 4), or the acceptance of the Applicant to be a WC Community Affiliate Network Affiliate. The Applicant shall not be authorized to incur any liability, obligation or expense on behalf of WC and shall not represent to any third party that it has authority to serve as an agent or representative of WC for any purpose. Further, the Applicant shall not use any WC trademarks or logos without WC’s permission, which permission may be revoked at any time.

    For avoidance of doubt, the Applicant agrees to indemnify and hold WC harmless from and against any loss, expense, or cost by reason of the Applicant’s activities and conduct.

    WC reserves the right to modify, revise and update its existing WC Policies for the best interest of WC and the WC CAN Network (which WC will notify you promptly), and in such event, you agree to be bound by such any updated WC Policies.

    On behalf of the applicant, I hereby certify that all of the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Further, I hereby agree to abide to by the terms and conditions of this WC CAN Membership Application (including the agreement set forth in this Section 4), and I also acknowledge that any violation hereof may result in the termination of my status as a WC CAN Affiliate.

    Applicant’s Consent/Release in respect of use of name, image, likeness, logo and story in WC CAN Materials

    The undersigned hereby irrevocably grants permission to the Woodson Center to use any and all names, likeness, images, photographs, videos, organizational logos and stories of the undersigned CAN Affiliate (and its members) (“Materials”) that have been (or may in the future be) provided by the undersigned to the Woodson Center in connection with its participation as a CAN Affiliate, including in connection with any in-person and/or virtual/online events (or recordings).

    The undersigned hereby consents, on behalf of itself and its members, to the Woodson Center to use any such Materials for any purpose related to the Woodson Center’s mission, including educational, community-service, charitable, and advertisement purposes, and in any medium, including print and electronic. The undersigned hereby waives, on behalf of itself and its members, any claim for compensation for any such use by the Woodson Center.

    The undersigned understands that the Woodson Center may use such Materials with or without associating specific names thereto, and that the Woodson Center may edit, crop, or retouch such Materials. The undersigned hereby waives, on behalf of itself and its members, any right to inspect the final form of the Materials that may be used by the Woodson Center.

    The undersigned, on behalf of itself and its members, hereby holds harmless and releases the Woodson Center from any claim for damages of any kind (including, but not limited to, invasion of privacy, defamation, or misappropriation of name, likeness or image) arising out of the use or publication of any such Materials by the Woodson Center.

    The undersigned represents that it has the authority to grant the permissions, consents, waivers and releases granted herein on behalf of its members. The undersigned further acknowledges and represents that it has read this entire document and understands its terms and provisions.