Campus Organizing: An Issue-based Approach WELCOME! Bonner Summer Leadership Institute 2010
Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>New idea or not </li></ul><ul><li>What hope to gain/...
Why by issue area? <ul><li>Provides a broad base for organizing on campus and in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Allows fo...
Macalester’s Model: Organization Chart Student Leadership Coordinator Youth & Tutoring Economic Justice Environment & Sust...
Macalester’s Model:   Issue Areas <ul><li>College Access </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Environment ...
Macalester’s Model: Roles & Responsibilities <ul><li>Community Partnerships   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resulting in multi-fac...
Examples of Programming <ul><li>Hip Hop for Hope Video </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey Trot </li></ul><ul><li>Pizza & Politics </...
Successes & Challenges <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overlap of organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integr...
What does this look like on your campus? <ul><li>Is your model for student work similar or different? </li></ul><ul><li>Ho...
Contact Information Consuelo  Gutierrez-Crosby Civic Engagement Center Civic Leadership Programs and Bonner Coordinator [e...
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  • Provide an example of a framework for organizing student work and volunteers Opportunity to exchange ideas
  • Day at the Capitol Take out a group to the state capitol to advocate for the MN State Grant Program 83,000 students received grants statewide 1 out of 4 studetns receives the grant 5% (105) Mac students received the grant in 07-08
  • Breadth: Students can work with a number of organizations but it is both a challenge and success. A success in that students feel an ownership in their work but a struggle in that issues are so broad it is sometimes difficult to find a focus or direction.
  • Issue based organizing

    1. 1. Campus Organizing: An Issue-based Approach WELCOME! Bonner Summer Leadership Institute 2010
    2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>New idea or not </li></ul><ul><li>What hope to gain/learn? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why by issue area? <ul><li>Provides a broad base for organizing on campus and in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for integration of student interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue areas may expand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arts for Social Change, Youth & Tutoring – Youth Enrichment, Youth & Tutoring – School Based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue areas may contract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GIS/Neighborhoods (census years), Institutional Citizenship & Social Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Opens up opportunity for collaboration across CEC programs, departments, and/or student organizations </li></ul>
    4. 4. Macalester’s Model: Organization Chart Student Leadership Coordinator Youth & Tutoring Economic Justice Environment & Sustainability Immigrant & Refugees Health & Wellness Women & Gender College Access Global Opportunities Linwood-Monroe Arts+ Grace Trinity Opportunities Abound AVID Mentorship Program Breakthrough Collaborative Open Arms of MN MN AIDS Project Medicinal Melodies Enviro Ed The Family Place Habitat for Humanity GAP English Learning Center Skyline Towers MN Internship Charter School Avanti The Jeremiah Program Jane Adams School for Democracy Public Policy Spanish Language Adams Spanish Immersion School Centro Transit for Livable Communities Joint Religious Legislative League Youth Farm & Market World Savvy Division of Indian Work Project for Pride in Living Simpson MN Coalition for the Homeless La Oportunidad Casa de Esperanza
    5. 5. Macalester’s Model: Issue Areas <ul><li>College Access </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Environment & Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Global Peace & Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrants & Refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Public Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Language </li></ul><ul><li>Women and Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Youth & Tutoring </li></ul>
    6. 6. Macalester’s Model: Roles & Responsibilities <ul><li>Community Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resulting in multi-faceted collaborations that are reciprocal in nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporating collaboration with on-campus departments, student organizations and community organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring the intersections between classroom learning/academic theory and civic engagement experiences and they are used in addressing community issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting with a wide range of people, issues, and places </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action & Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteering in the community through on-going and one-time events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paid for 2 hours of service – leading a group of volunteers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking opportunities in the community and with peers </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Examples of Programming <ul><li>Hip Hop for Hope Video </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey Trot </li></ul><ul><li>Pizza & Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor Trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health Awareness Week </li></ul><ul><li>World Aids Day </li></ul><ul><li>International Kidsfest </li></ul><ul><li>Day at the Capitol </li></ul>
    8. 8. Successes & Challenges <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overlap of organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating site-coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Changes with social media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Changes in expectations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Changes in meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breadth of the work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Successes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hunger and Homelessness Week Events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mental Health Awareness Week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breadth of the work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entry point for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>community partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>volunteers </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. What does this look like on your campus? <ul><li>Is your model for student work similar or different? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the work of your students organized? </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities do students have to collaborate? </li></ul><ul><li>What works well? </li></ul><ul><li>What could be improved? </li></ul><ul><li>What are new strategies that you may try? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Contact Information Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby Civic Engagement Center Civic Leadership Programs and Bonner Coordinator [email_address] 651-696-6363 Tsesa Monaghan Youth & Tutoring Issue-based Organizer [email_address] 651-696-6040

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