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Presented at the 2013 New Bonner Directors and Coordinators Orientation.

Presented at the 2013 New Bonner Directors and Coordinators Orientation.

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  • 1. School Year Service Partnerships Meaningful, Developmental, and Impactful
  • 2. What We’ll Cover •Bonner Partnerships •Transformational Goals •Placement Process
  • 3. Bonner Partnerships Intensive Multi-year Reciprocal Strong agency staff with capacity to host higher level placements
  • 4. Clearinghouse Individual student placements/internships Student service clubs or signature/department projects Site/Issue-Based Teams Community Partnerships: Campus Approaches
  • 5. Systems Partner in capacity-building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change. Organizations Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources. Programs Train & support leaders who develop & manage evidence-based programs and projects. Individuals & Places Mobilize students, faculty, staff, & community members to support individuals & places. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  • 6. Community Partnerships: Organizing Structure Site- Based Team Site- Based Team Site- Based Team Site- Based Team Regular Volunteer Intentional Short-Term Placement Program Coordinator
  • 7. Community Partnerships: Service Road with Rising Expectations Exploration - intentional placements that provide exposure and result in additional commitment Experience - solid programmatic role (Program Assistant or specific title) Example - site/project coordinator Expertise - specialist
  • 8. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services RegularVolunteer Work One-time Service ProjectsExplore Expertise Experience Example
  • 9. Developmental Progression Advocacy Prepare presentation to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school breakfast Issue Brief School breakfast programs Research School breakfast participation; Survey attitudes Training Workshops for School Garden Cooperative Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club Occasional Plant School Garden for Orientation Service
  • 10. Capacity building as a stepping stone towards measurable impact
  • 11. • Volunteer Management • Training & Program Development • Fundraising • Communications • Research Capacity Building Activities
  • 12. Capacity Building Opportunities Form
  • 13. Capacity Building Opportunities Form
  • 14. Capacity Building Opportunities Form
  • 15. Capacity Building Opportunities Form
  • 16. Capacity Building Opportunities Form To be used in annual (summer) conversation with community partners to identify opportunities for student capacity-building projects / placements.
  • 17. Washburn University Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. According to a national impact study: Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were: • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol • 52% less likely to skip school • 37% less likely to skip a class • 33% less likely to hit someone • They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.
  • 18. TCNJ Henry J. Austin Health Clinic will improve the quality of life through superior health care outcomes for the greater Trenton community as their medical home of choice. Visitation Home A Catholic shared living residence for adults with developmental disabilities. El Centro de Recursos Para Familias multi-service, family-focused community center serving Mercer County. We commit ourselves to treat everyone with dignity and respect, continually improve the quality of services, and be responsible to the community for the best use of our resources. Health and Human Services Division • improving the health and quality of life
  • 19. Madison Community Health Consortium Communities and agencies working together toward a healthier Madison County. MCHC networks with community agencies and groups in an ongoing process of needs assessment, project development, implementation, and evaluation. Today the Consortium has an active membership of over 50 people representing 25 community organizations and agencies and is divided into several task forces/ committees responsible for ongoing health projects.
  • 20. The mission statement of the Putnam CountyYouth Development Commission is: • to be an advocate for youth by recognizing and speaking to specific needs in the context of the family and the larger community; • to keep youth from entering the juvenile justice system through treatment and prevention actions; • to educate the community about vulnerable youth and educate youth about their roles in the community; and, • to maintain and provide to those in need a wide spectrum of information and referral materials. Putnam County Youth Development Commission DePauw
  • 21. Service Providers Collaboratives 75% 25% 98% 2%
  • 22. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process ★ Selecting Lead Partners ★ Partner Orientation and Site Visits ★ Writing Good Position Descriptions ★ Orienting Students ★ Matching Students to Sites ★ Writing Good Community Learning Agreements ★ Managing Student Service Hours
  • 23. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Access to motivated, trained students serving 10 hours/ week for multiple years Multi-level, team-oriented partnership Serve important role as co-educators Partner View of Bonners Placement Process
  • 24. Mapping Agencies Proximity to Campus Accessibility by walking, car, public transportation Type of Agency: - ...public school ...community group ...government agency ...coalition or collaboration Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 25. Selecting Lead Bonner Partners Location Issues and Need Strong Agencies Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 26. Partner Orientation & Site Visits Introduce Bonner Model/Expectations ✓ Intensive (8-10 hrs/week) and multi-year (2-4 years) ✓ Developmental model ✓ Partners as co-educators Communicate Reporting Process ✓ CLAs, Hour Logs, and Service Accomplishments ✓ Calendar — school year and summer ✓ Appropriate and inappropriate service projects Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 27. Identify Issues & Interests Pressing local community issues Current areas of engagement Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 28. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 29. Placement Types One Time / Short-term Projects Regular Direct Service Placements Site/Issue Based Team (of (3+ Volunteers) Summer Internships Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 30. Develop with partner Statement about program Statement about the work involved, including intended benefits) Clear and Concise Consider AmeriCorps Eligibility Writing Good Position Descriptions Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 31. Writing a Good Community Learning Agreement Starting with a strong position descriptions yields a stronger CLA Student can inherited position description Adds Service Objective(s Add Learning Goals Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 32. Orienting Students to Service & Sites A pre school year event prepares and educates students in: - ...Philosophy of reciprocal community partnerships ...Background on local community ...The Developmental Model ...Team and Community Building Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 33. Matching Students to Sites Help students find their placement through: - ...One-time service projects ...Shadowing ...Community partner presentations ...Volunteer Fair ...Site visits Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 34. Managing Student Service Hours Expectations foster high-quality service and accountability: - Community Learning Agreement Hour Logs Service Accomplishments Reflection and Evaluation One-on-One Advising Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process
  • 35. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process