COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT @HI-New YORKnew yorkprepared by ari joseph, community engagement manager forHostelling international-...
It means 3things:“so what doescommunity engagementmean at a hostel?”1. INTEGRATing HOSTELLERSinto the local community2. es...
1. integratinghostellers into thecommunityprovide unique, localexperiences andopportunities to spend timewith new yorkerso...
2. establishing andkeeping our localcommunity connectedto the hostelsupport local organizationsin their work, and offerthe...
3. educating a newaudience about whowe are and what wedooffer workshops, clinics,classes, professionaldevelopment, skills ...
hostelberfest
HOW DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?FUNactivitiespartnershipseventstoursoutingsdiscountsopportunitiesoutreachoff-track planet launch
our partnersnomading filmfestivaltripfilms.comslidelucknewer soundsgogobotwehostelsmeet, plan, go!brooklynbreweryworld upm...
newer soundspast events•nomading film festival•slideluck bikeshow•meet, plan, go!•gogobot presentstravel photography inthe...
by the numbers•72k travelers total in 2012•35k participants in in-houseprogramming, activities andcommunity events includi...
OUR BHAG (BIG HAIRY ASS GOAL)to be the foremost cultural institution in new york citydevoted to youth travel, exploration ...
how do we get there?expanded institutional capacitythrough upgraded programmingspacehigher profile partnershipdevelopment ...
looking forwardunification•developingnationalpartnerships•sharing bestpractices•betterofferings forlocalsStaffing•communit...
2013 community survey preview•73 respondents online, 84 in-house•88% have more than a high school education•36% have a col...
is not ahospitalhotelflophousehomeless shelterhorror movietravel agencybland corporateplace i’m too oldforismodernfriendly...
thank you!new yorkartwork by noelle buillion
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  1. 1. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT @HI-New YORKnew yorkprepared by ari joseph, community engagement manager forHostelling international-new york(community.newyork@hiusa.org)facebook/hinyc@hinewyorkhostlr.tumblr.comhiusa.org/nyc
  2. 2. It means 3things:“so what doescommunity engagementmean at a hostel?”1. INTEGRATing HOSTELLERSinto the local community2. establishing and keepingour local communityconnected to the hostel3.educating a new audienceabout who we are and whatwe do*bonus points:exceeding expectations of what a hostel can be.slideluck bikeshow 2012
  3. 3. 1. integratinghostellers into thecommunityprovide unique, localexperiences andopportunities to spend timewith new yorkersoffer structured andunstructured support forhostellerscreate opportunities bothin-house and in the city toparticipate in the localculture
  4. 4. 2. establishing andkeeping our localcommunity connectedto the hostelsupport local organizationsin their work, and offerthem opportunities forcross-cultural exchangeparticipate in communityorganizations’activitiesthrough volunteeropportunities andoffer competitive culturalprogramming that meets orbests what NYC has to offer
  5. 5. 3. educating a newaudience about whowe are and what wedooffer workshops, clinics,classes, professionaldevelopment, skills andleadership traininginvite as many people aspossible into the hostel tosee what we’re all aboutbring hostellers into thecommunity, and serve asambassadors for travelmeet, plan, go! 2012
  6. 6. hostelberfest
  7. 7. HOW DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?FUNactivitiespartnershipseventstoursoutingsdiscountsopportunitiesoutreachoff-track planet launch
  8. 8. our partnersnomading filmfestivaltripfilms.comslidelucknewer soundsgogobotwehostelsmeet, plan, go!brooklynbreweryworld upmatador networknomading film festival
  9. 9. newer soundspast events•nomading film festival•slideluck bikeshow•meet, plan, go!•gogobot presentstravel photography inthe age of instagram•newer sounds presents•the north face andeastern mountainsports presents conradanker and tim kemple•nyc mountain bikingclub screening series•hostelberfest•offtrack planet launchparty•world up presentsRecess!•tripfilms.com filmfestival•ny traveler’s guild
  10. 10. by the numbers•72k travelers total in 2012•35k participants in in-houseprogramming, activities andcommunity events includingtours, evening outings,welcome parties, music andvariety shows, andcommunity events•4k new yorkers attendedcommunity events at thehostel•a total of 37 communityevents in 2012•an average of about 100activities per month
  11. 11. OUR BHAG (BIG HAIRY ASS GOAL)to be the foremost cultural institution in new york citydevoted to youth travel, exploration and exchange;to offer competitive programming that rivals institutionslike the 92y, the new york public library, the Metropolitanmuseum of art, and other NYC cultural organizations.world up presents “Recess!”
  12. 12. how do we get there?expanded institutional capacitythrough upgraded programmingspacehigher profile partnershipdevelopment and cultivationexpanding reach beyond travel-only organizations and partnersbeing a platform and incubator forother community-basedorganizations and members
  13. 13. looking forwardunification•developingnationalpartnerships•sharing bestpractices•betterofferings forlocalsStaffing•communityengagementmanager andcoordinator•communityintern•volunteerrecruitmentresourcedevelopment•new theaterspace•expandedproductioncapacity•eventproduction staffcommunityprofiling•surveying• visitor studyand audiencedevelopment•quarterly needsassessments
  14. 14. 2013 community survey preview•73 respondents online, 84 in-house•88% have more than a high school education•36% have a college degree•34% have some college or a 2-year degree•29% students•30% management or professional•32% make less than $20k•67% make less than $50K70% travel alone23% with one other person77% travel for vacation23% other (visiting friends/family, volunteering, work,school)
  15. 15. is not ahospitalhotelflophousehomeless shelterhorror movietravel agencybland corporateplace i’m too oldforismodernfriendlyquirkyhigh techlow techold schoolnew schoolthe pastthe futurean hi hostel
  16. 16. thank you!new yorkartwork by noelle buillion

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