Community: Schoolhouse for Lifelong Learning
Department of
WHY WE CAN’T <ul><li>We’ve always done it this way </li></ul><ul><li>That’s not what we do </li></ul><ul><li>We tried that...
 
 
YES WE CAN! <ul><li>Start small or take a pilot approach </li></ul><ul><li>Address legitimate concerns </li></ul><ul><li>T...
 
Neighbourhood Matching Fund
COMMUNITY-SCHOOL  PARTNERSHIPS
Orca Elementary, Seattle
 
 
Muir Elementary, Seattle
Alki Elementary, Seattle
Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle
 
Delridge Neighbourhood, Seattle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ming-Xiang (By the People) Neighbourhood Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Baker visits restaurant
Baker visits tea shop
Temples for guardian gods
Self-organized class for housewives
Hardware Store
Street of Ironware Shops
Tainan, Taiwan
 
 
Meinong, Taiwan
Havana, Cuba
 
 
UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY- SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
Historic Challenges <ul><li>Ten week quarters: insufficient time to build relationships or achieve results </li></ul><ul><...
New Model <ul><li>Long-term commitment to specific communities </li></ul><ul><li>Staff are community-based </li></ul><ul><...
Toppenish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIFELONG LEARNING  IN COMMUNITY
Eritrean Community, Seattle
Lang Gang, Taiwan
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aging Your Way
 
 
 
Vashon Youth Council Dream Projects
Vashon Youth Radio
Vashon Music Project
The Quibbler
Starshine Art
Vashon Tech Support
Save Our Soles
SODO Neighbourhood, Seattle
 
 
 
 
 
Columbia City, Seattle
 
Bottom-Up Planning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Brimbank schools

  1. 1. Community: Schoolhouse for Lifelong Learning
  2. 2. Department of
  3. 3. WHY WE CAN’T <ul><li>We’ve always done it this way </li></ul><ul><li>That’s not what we do </li></ul><ul><li>We tried that before and it doesn’t work </li></ul><ul><li>Our lawyer says that it’s too risky </li></ul><ul><li>We can’t afford to experiment </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t have time to do one more thing </li></ul><ul><li>There’s no way to measure the impact </li></ul>
  4. 6. YES WE CAN! <ul><li>Start small or take a pilot approach </li></ul><ul><li>Address legitimate concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Take balanced risks </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a new paradigm that is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place-focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-driven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength-based </li></ul></ul>
  5. 8. Neighbourhood Matching Fund
  6. 9. COMMUNITY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
  7. 10. Orca Elementary, Seattle
  8. 13. Muir Elementary, Seattle
  9. 14. Alki Elementary, Seattle
  10. 15. Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle
  11. 17. Delridge Neighbourhood, Seattle
  12. 25. Ming-Xiang (By the People) Neighbourhood Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  13. 26. Baker visits restaurant
  14. 27. Baker visits tea shop
  15. 28. Temples for guardian gods
  16. 29. Self-organized class for housewives
  17. 30. Hardware Store
  18. 31. Street of Ironware Shops
  19. 32. Tainan, Taiwan
  20. 35. Meinong, Taiwan
  21. 36. Havana, Cuba
  22. 39. UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY- SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
  23. 40. Historic Challenges <ul><li>Ten week quarters: insufficient time to build relationships or achieve results </li></ul><ul><li>Work was scattered and episodic </li></ul><ul><li>Departments worked in isolation from one another </li></ul><ul><li>Community was not engaged so that value to university and to community was limited and not sustainable </li></ul>
  24. 41. New Model <ul><li>Long-term commitment to specific communities </li></ul><ul><li>Staff are community-based </li></ul><ul><li>Work led by community advisory committee </li></ul><ul><li>Work coordinated through faculty advisory committee </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with local institution of higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Based on reciprocity: UW and community both participate and benefit </li></ul>
  25. 42. Toppenish
  26. 62. LIFELONG LEARNING IN COMMUNITY
  27. 63. Eritrean Community, Seattle
  28. 64. Lang Gang, Taiwan
  29. 71. Aging Your Way
  30. 75. Vashon Youth Council Dream Projects
  31. 76. Vashon Youth Radio
  32. 77. Vashon Music Project
  33. 78. The Quibbler
  34. 79. Starshine Art
  35. 80. Vashon Tech Support
  36. 81. Save Our Soles
  37. 82. SODO Neighbourhood, Seattle
  38. 88. Columbia City, Seattle
  39. 90. Bottom-Up Planning

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