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  1. 1. The Bonner Program: Overview “ Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve” A program of: The Corella & Bertram Bonner Foundation 10 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 924-6663 • (609) 683-4626 fax For more information, please visit our website at www.bonner.org
  2. 2. Bonner Foundation Mission Through sustained partnerships of colleges and congregations the Bonner Foundation seeks to improve the lives of individuals and communities by helping meet the basic needs of nutrition and educational opportunity.
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporated in the late 1980s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Crisis Ministry Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports Congregationally-affiliated hunger relief initiatives (approximately $650,000 per year) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bonner Scholar Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Piloted at Berea College in 1990-91 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently 1500 students on 27 campuses in 12 states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 3000 Bonner Scholar alumni </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bonner Leader Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Piloted in mid-1990s in New Jersey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently 1000+ students on 45+ campuses </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. History at Allegheny <ul><li>Fall 1997: Allegheny invited to the Bonner Directors Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 1998: Allegheny AmeriCorps Bonner Leader program begins with the recruitment of the first class </li></ul><ul><li>Summer and Fall 1998: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACCEL (Allegheny Center for Experiential Learning) is created </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First class of 20 Bonner Leaders begin their 900 hours of service – this along with the America Reads program are the first financially compensated service programs offered through the Community Service program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer 2004: Wayne Meisel, the President of the Bonner Foundation visits Allegheny College to propose a hybrid Bonner Leader/ Bonner Scholar program. This proposal for 20 Leaders and 20 Scholars was enthusiastically accepted by Allegheny. </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2005: The Allegheny College Bonner Scholar Program Allegheny College creates a 20-member Bonner Scholar program to compliment an already existing 20-member Bonner Leader program. The College will award Bonner Scholarship each year beginning with the class entering in the fall of 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 2005: At the 15 year celebration of the Bonner Scholar program at Waynesburg College, Allegheny College is announced </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2009: Allegheny’s first class of Bonner Scholars Graduate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Facts at a Glance Alaska University of Alaska, Anchorage California California State University Los Angeles Pepperdine University Saint Mary’s College of California Sonoma State University University of California Berkeley University of California Davis University of California Los Angeles University of California Santa Cruz University of Southern California Florida Jacksonville University Stetson University Georgia Berry College Morehouse College Spelman College Idaho Brigham Young University Idaho State University University of Idaho Tennessee Carson-Newman College Maryville College Rhodes College Tusculum College Virginia Appalachian School of Law Bluefield College Emory and Henry College Ferrum College Lynchburg College Southwest Virginia Community College University of Richmond Washington and Lee University Washington Central Washington University NW Learning & Achievement Group Whitworth College West Virginia Concord College West Virginia Wesleyan Wheeling Jesuit University Indiana DePauw University Earlham College Kansas Washburn University Kentucky Berea College Centre College Lindsay Wilson College Union College University of Louisville Maryland Hood College Missouri College of the Ozarks North Carolina Davidson College Guilford College Lees McRae College Mars Hill College Pfeiffer University Warren Wilson College New Jersey Middlesex County College Rider University The College of New Jersey Ohio Antioch College Defiance College Oberlin College University of Dayton Oregon Portland State University Pennsylvania Allegheny College Dickinson College Juniata College Messiah College Waynesburg College West Chester University South Carolina Converse College Wofford College <ul><li>Working with 68 colleges and universities in 20 states </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging 2,500 students through 27 Bonner Scholar and 41 Bonner Leader Programs </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve given $120 million to campus programs over the past 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, students are cumulatively providing 700,000 hours of service </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bonner Program Goals <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To afford college students an opportunity to use their energy, talents, and leadership skills to engage in community service while providing developmental and financial support. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To challenge and strengthen a “culture of service” in which the school’s teaching, research, and service mission are integrated and every student, faculty, and staff is encouraged to serve. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To facilitate greater cooperation and communication between the campus and the community by channeling the energies and talents of college students faculty, and staff to help address the challenges and opportunities of a local community. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Higher Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To form a consortium of diverse higher education institutions sharing a common commitment to service and to serve as a successful model to other institutions which are interested in starting service-based scholarship programs. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Common Commitments Diversity: Respect the many different dimensions of diversity in our public lives. Civic Engagement: Participate intentionally as a citizen in the democratic process, actively engaging in public policy and direct service. Community Building: Establish and sustain a vibrant community of place, personal relationships and common interests. Social Justice: Advocate for fairness, impartiality and equality while addressing systemic social and environmental issues. International Perspective: Develop international understanding that enables Bonner Scholars to participate successfully in a global society. Spiritual Exploration: Explore personal beliefs while respecting the spiritual practices of others.
  8. 8. Key Program Features <ul><li>Team-based Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-year program with 10-100 Bonner Scholars/Leaders per campus (5-25 per class) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinated by an on-campus director and coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnered with site supervisors at each community agency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Outreach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 hour per week plus full-time summers (summer optional for BLP based on funding availability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80% Direct service, 20% Training and Enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students select where they want to serve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students also serve as service project leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported through regular training and enrichment activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased expectations each year in the program </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Allegheny Program Structure <ul><li>Bonner Scholar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 year model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 hrs/wk school year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-3 summer service internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonner Foundation pays student stipend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonner Foundation supports other program costs (service trips, community fund, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter Allegheny College as Bonner Scholars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrive to Allegheny a day before orientation of Bonner Scholar Orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonner Scholars Meet by Class bi-weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornertsone Activities: First Year Trip, Second Year Exchange, Summer Away Junior Enrichment and Senior Capstone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bonner Leader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-4 year model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 hrs/wk school year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Term Options: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 School Years and 1 Summer (900hrs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Summers and 1 School Year (900 hrs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer only (300 hrs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional work-study or scholarships pay for student stipends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institution or grants supports other program costs (service trips, trainings, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the Allegheny Bonner Program after or during their First Year at Allegheny </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Bonner Leaders attend a retreat in the Spring of each year for orientation </li></ul></ul>EVERYONE: Meet bi-weekly as a community, Attend an All-Bonner retreat in the Fall of each year, Attend National Bonner events, Enrolled in AmeriCorps
  10. 10. Bonner AmeriCorps <ul><li>AmeriCorps Education Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 YR 900 hr term = $2,362.50 Ed Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 YR 300 hr term = $1,000.00 Ed. Award </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus request slots from Bonner Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>All Allegheny Bonners are enrolled in AmeriCorps except for special circumstances. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Service as Transformation <ul><li>COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>• Community Service Placements </li></ul><ul><li>• Comprehensive Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>• Community Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Agreements </li></ul><ul><li>• Web-Based Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>System </li></ul><ul><li>• Community-Based Research </li></ul><ul><li>• Bonner Community Fund </li></ul><ul><li>• Bonner Connection with Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry Program </li></ul>STUDENT DEVELOPMENT • Education Costs • Bonner Scholarship • Institutional Aid • AmeriCorps Education Award • Student Development Model • 5 E’s • Core Values (Common Commitments) • Leadership Training • Training Handbook w/ Training Modules CAMPUS INFRASTRUCTURE • Bonner Scholars Program • Campus-wide Service Programs • Faculty Involvement • Service Learning & Community-Based Research • Student, Staff & Faculty Training • Web-Based Reporting System • Evaluation • Student Impact Survey • Community Impact Reports
  12. 12. Community Partnership Model
  13. 13. Placement Process <ul><li>First Year Shadowing </li></ul><ul><li>Student Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Matching in supervisory style </li></ul><ul><li>Tie-in to academics or issue area </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward to unique project creation </li></ul><ul><li>Regular check-in on project progress </li></ul><ul><li>Re-Assignment </li></ul>
  14. 14. Comprehensive Placement Process <ul><li>High quality community partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Community Learning Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Logging service & training hours </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting service accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>End-of-Semester Student Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>One-on-one individual coaching by Bonner staff </li></ul>
  15. 15. Expectations of Partnerships <ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><li>* Academics as #1 Priority, </li></ul><ul><li>Bonner commitment as #2 </li></ul><ul><li>* Regular communication with </li></ul><ul><li>site supervisor and Allegheny </li></ul><ul><li>Bonner Staff </li></ul><ul><li>* Regular hours at site with </li></ul><ul><li>reporting of Hours on BWBRS </li></ul><ul><li>and turning in time sheet monthly </li></ul><ul><li>* Bi-weekly meetings </li></ul><ul><li>* Serving as the liaison from site </li></ul><ul><li>Community Agency to Allegheny </li></ul><ul><li>Community and to the larger </li></ul><ul><li>Meadville Community </li></ul><ul><li>* Mobilizing student volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>*Developing unique projects to </li></ul><ul><li>support the organization’s mission </li></ul>Community Partners: * Regular Communication with Allegheny Bonner Staff (especially prompt communication with challenges) * Regular one-on-one meetings with Bonner Student (at least every other week) *Signing monthly time-sheet, CLAs and Service Accomplishments *Attend the Allegheny Bonner New Supervisor Training <ul><li>Allegheny Bonner Staff: </li></ul><ul><li>* Regular communication with Bonner student and Site supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>Management of hour reporting and project progress </li></ul><ul><li>Provide site supervisors with important college info., i.e. college calendar, big events, time when student will not be on campus </li></ul>
  16. 16. Student Development Approach <ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul>Our student development approach offers students a journey including opportunities to develop:
  17. 17. A Comprehensive Program <ul><li>Retreats & community building events </li></ul><ul><li>10 hours of service weekly during the academic year (300 hour total) </li></ul><ul><li>At least one full-time summer of service </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive training and enrichment activities, including meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Advising and mentorship </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing levels of leadership and responsibility, in service and on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating the Common Commitments </li></ul>
  18. 18. Supported by Sustained Activities Each Year <ul><li>Placement/ Community Learning Agreement (each semester) </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly to Monthly meetings by class </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly meetings with all Bonners </li></ul><ul><li>One-on-one interviews each semester </li></ul><ul><li>Reapply </li></ul>Over Two to Four Years <ul><li>Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>First Year Service Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Second Year Service Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Recommitment Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Junior Enrichment Project </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Final (Senior) Presentation of Learning </li></ul>
  19. 19. Building in Skill Development <ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation/research </li></ul><ul><li>Event planning </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Grant writing </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing / public relations </li></ul><ul><li>Mediation </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Public education / advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer management </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Public speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Running a meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Working with diverse groups </li></ul><ul><li>Civic engagement (voting) </li></ul><ul><li>Active listening </li></ul><ul><li>Balance/boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Goal setting </li></ul>Professional Skills Leadership Skills Personal Skills
  20. 20. Through Service: Increasing Leadership Expectation Exploration - occasional volunteer Experience - regular volunteer Example - team leader/coordinator Expertise - specialist Exposure to the neighborhood, agencies, issue areas and types of placements; Service Trip; Summer in the hometown Prior experience in “service” including in one’s family Development of greater focus; commitment to one agency and type of placement; Exchange; Summer in a new area Continued development of focus; demonstrated knowledge and skill as project coordinator Possible third summer (abroad or career connection) Culminating project or capstone; Academic connection; Future-focused Placements evolve to offer increasing complexity and responsibility
  21. 21. Through Co-Curricular: Intentional Skill Support Expectation Exploration Experience Example Expertise Community knowledge Personal exploration & reflection Setting goals Time management Introduction to Bonner Work ethic & professionalism Critical thinking Diversity awareness Group dynamics & communication Project planning Introduction to social issues/civics Academic Connection Leading inquiry & reflection Personal and civic values Project coordination Resource development Academic Research Career planning & vocation Evaluation Networking Public Speaking Skills for lifelong involvement Training and enrichment opportunities support students to develop skills
  22. 22. Through Academics: Knowledge and Analysis Expectation Exploration Experience Example Expertise Lead-In Course Coursework (varying orders): • Poverty • Politics & policy • Issue related (education, arts, race, etc.) & service learning Coursework (varying orders): • As in “experience” level • International • Internships Internships Capstones Enhancing the rigor of students’ knowledge development and learning
  23. 23. Bonner Projects <ul><li>Collaborative in development with Site Supervisor and other Organization Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Often coincides with where students are in the developmental process </li></ul><ul><li>Often look to other students in developing ideas and help in execution of projects </li></ul><ul><li>Often leads to Senior Projects (COMP), Career Goals and future Bonner Placements </li></ul>
  24. 24. Allegheny Bonner Resources <ul><li>Bi-Weekly trainings </li></ul><ul><li>National Bonner Network information and connections </li></ul><ul><li>Community Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for Community Based Research and “Change Based” project collaboration </li></ul>
  25. 25. Foundation Resources <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonner Program consortium of 70+ schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>130+ Bonner Partner Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web/Print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50+ Planned Co-curricular Training Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handbooks & Implementation Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meetings/Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director & Coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonner Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Leadership Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bonner Web-Based Reporting System </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Fundraising (AmeriCorps Ed Awards, FIPSE, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation staff campus visits </li></ul>
  26. 26. Allegheny Service Initiatives <ul><li>Allegheny Bonner Program </li></ul>Davies Community Service Program Allegheny Volunteer Service Leaders (AVSLs) Service-Learning Classes VESA Minor initiatives Community Based Research Projects Children and Youth AmeriCorps VISTA Project of North West PA MADD, Service Saturdays, ASB, Habitat for Humanity, APO, other Campus Groups
  27. 27. Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>BWBRS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Learning Agreements (CLAs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hour Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CLA Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-CLA Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training and Enrichment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Work Study or Campus Employment: monthy timesheets for Bonner Foundation/AmeriCorps and WebAdvisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Fund </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Clearances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through AmeriCorps Enrollments, the Bonner Foundation does a Criminal background check and Sex Offender Registry check on all Bonner students. These documents are housed at the Foundation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Clearances, fingerprinting, etc.. is specific to site needs and we should talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizations should see that Bonners are in adherence for these needs in accommodating on-going volunteers </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have 4 Vans for students to use with a valid Gators License </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage students to use CATA and other sources of transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important that organization checks with their legal ability to have Bonners transport children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bonner should not use personal cars to transport children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terms under which Bonners can transport children from sites: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Permission slip by parent or guardian with Emergency Contact Info. INSIDE the van during the event </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Allegheny Students present in the van with children during transport </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only 5 children at once in the Community Service Mini-Van </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only local destinations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Nuts and Bolts <ul><li>Photo Releases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allegheny Students indicate a waiver for use of photos and comments for publication on their Bonner AmeriCorps enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If Bonner projects include photo work with Community Agencies, Bonners must abide by the photo clearance policy of their organization </li></ul></ul>