The Bonner Program:
Overview & Frameworks

Access to Education,
     Opportunity to Serve”

A program of:
The Corella & Be...
The Bonner Program:
  Reinforcing Goals
Students: Access to education, opportunity to serve
   To afford college students ...
The Bonner Program:
Defining Characteristics

Goals:
 Access to Education,
       Opportunity to Serve

Design:
  • Intensi...
The Bonner Program:
 Key Features

Intensive Community Service Commitment
     • 10 hour per week plus full-time summers (...
The Bonner Program:
     Bonner Scholar vs. Bonner Leader

       Bonner Scholar Program                              Bonn...
The Bonner Program:
Student Perspective

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 Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve
    (“serve, learn, earn”)

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 4-y...
Student Development & Training:
      The Five E’s
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Student Development & Training:
         Roadmap Example
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The Bonner Program:
Community Partner Perspective


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 Access to motivated, trained students serving
    10 hrs/wk for mul...
Service Placements:
Community Partnership Model



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The Bonner Program:
Faculty Perspective

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 Motivated, experienced students who bring
   real-life community connections i...
Curricular Connections:
    Types of Courses

                                                          Capstone or Integr...
The Bonner Program:
Campus Perspective


• 
 Integrated civic engagement model for
    developmental programming that comb...
The Bonner Program:
National Perspective


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 Opportunity to join national Bonner
    community

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 Resources for studen...
The Bonner Program:
                   National Network At a Glance
  •    Working with 81 colleges and universities in 30...
The Bonner Program:
Core Expectations of Participating Schools


• Call a group of students “Bonners”

• Run a multi-year,...
The Bonner Program:
Leveraging Broader Impact




              Bonner Program

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The Bonner Program:
       Leveraging Broader Impact




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       Leveraging Broader Impact
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The Bonner Program:
       Leveraging Broader Impact
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The Bonner Program:
       Leveraging Broader Impact
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The Bonner Program:
Leveraging Broader Impact

Defining characteristics of Bonner Program allow....

• Campus staff & facul...
The Bonner Program:
Where to Learn More
We also are learning to leverage social media.
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  • Bonner 101for Visits

    1. 1. The Bonner Program: Overview & Frameworks 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. The Bonner Program: Reinforcing Goals Students: Access to education, opportunity to serve 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. Campus: Culture of Service 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. Community: Sustained Partnerships and Impact 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. Higher Education: Model for Civic Engagement 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. www.bonner.org
    3. 3. The Bonner Program: Defining Characteristics Goals: Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve Design: • Intensive • Multi-year • Developmental www.bonner.org
    4. 4. The Bonner Program: Key Features Intensive Community Service Commitment • 10 hour per week plus full-time summers (summer optional for BLP based on funding availability) • 80% Direct Service, 20% Training & Enrichment • Students select where they want to serve • Students also serve as service project leaders Multi-Year, Team-based Program • Multi-year program with 10-100 Bonner Scholars/Leaders per campus (5-25 per class) • Coordinated by an on-campus director and coordinator • Partnered with site supervisors at each community agency Student Development • Increased expectations each year in the program • Supported through regular training and enrichment activities, as well as curricular connections www.bonner.org
    5. 5. The Bonner Program: Bonner Scholar vs. Bonner Leader Bonner Scholar Program Bonner Leader Program 4 year model 2-4 year model 10 hrs/wk school year 10 hrs/wk school year 2-3 summer service internships Summer service where funding permits Bonner Foundation pays student stipend Institutional work-study or scholarships pay for student stipends Bonner Foundation & institution support Institution supports other program costs other program costs (staffing, service trips, (staffing, service trips, trainings, etc.) trainings, etc.) Sources of Funding: – Institution’s commitment to low-income students and civic engagement (staffing, grants, development, financial aid) – Federal & College Work Study allocations – AmeriCorps (Education Awards) – Building towards an endowed program www.bonner.org
    6. 6. The Bonner Program: Student Perspective • Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve (“serve, learn, earn”) • 4-year path (training & placements) • Opportunities to network with peers locally, regionally & nationally • Outcome: lifetime of service www.bonner.org
    7. 7. Student Development & Training: The Five E’s Expertise Through Service (Developmental placements, learning Example through action) Experience Co-Curricular Activities (Training & Enrichment, Exploration Reflection, and Advising) Academic linkages Expectation (Service-learning, CBR, minor, major & certificates) www.bonner.org
    8. 8. Student Development & Training: Roadmap Example Expertise Articulate an intentional Academic Research Career planning & vocation training & enrichment Evaluation Example Networking sequence Public Speaking Leading inquiry & reflection Skills for lifelong involvement Personal and civic values Project coordination Fundraising & Grant Writing Advocacy skills Experience Academic Connection Critical thinking Diversity Group dynamics & communication Exploration Project planning Introduction to social issues/ Community knowledge civics Personal exploration Setting goals Time management Active listening Teamwork www.bonner.org
    9. 9. The Bonner Program: Community Partner Perspective • Access to motivated, trained students serving 10 hrs/wk for multiple years • Multi-level, team-based partnership • Serve important role as co-educator www.bonner.org
    10. 10. Service Placements: Community Partnership Model Site- Based Team www.bonner.org
    11. 11. The Bonner Program: Faculty Perspective • Motivated, experienced students who bring real-life community connections into classroom • Developmental framework for academically- connected civic engagement courses/projects (aligned with liberal education outcomes) • Community-Based Research, Service-Learning, & Public Policy Analysis www.bonner.org
    12. 12. Curricular Connections: Types of Courses Capstone or Integrative Seminar Courses (variety of disciplines) with Full-time Internship or Co-Curricular Linkage Bridge Coursework: Methodology, Service-Learning, CBR, or Research Policy/ Poverty/ Global/ This coursework may occur in Political Economic International different orders. Analysis Analysis Awareness Lead-in or Gateway Course www.bonner.org
    13. 13. The Bonner Program: Campus Perspective • Integrated civic engagement model for developmental programming that combines curricular & co-curricular • Build campus-wide centers & offices for civic engagement and service • Comprehensive approach for developing & supporting student leaders for service www.bonner.org
    14. 14. The Bonner Program: National Perspective • Opportunity to join national Bonner community • Resources for student, faculty & campus-wide center development • Peer network for staff & students via annual Bonner gatherings and Bonner Student Congress www.bonner.org
    15. 15. The Bonner Program: National Network At a Glance • Working with 81 colleges and universities in 30 states • Engaging 2,500 students through 27 Bonner Scholar and 54 Bonner Leader Programs (5,500+ Bonner Alumni) • The Bonner Foundation given $200 million to campus programs over the past 20 years • Additional support from CNCS National & State AmeriCorps Programs, Learn & Serve and FIPSE Alabama Indiana New Jersey South Carolina University of North Alabama DePauw University Mercer County Community College Converse College Alaska Earlham College Middlesex County College Wofford College Kansas Tennessee University of Alaska, Anchorage Rider University California Washburn University The College of New Jersey Carson-Newman College Kentucky New Mexico California State University Los Angeles Maryville College Notre Dame de Namur Berea College University of New Mexico Rhodes College New York Saint Mary’s College of California Centre College Tusculum College Texas Sonoma State University Lindsay Wilson College Hamilton College University of California Berkeley Union College Hobart and William Smith Colleges University ofTexas - Austin Vermont University of California Davis University of Louisville Siena College Maryland University of California Los Angeles Wagner College Johnson State College Ohio University of California Santa Cruz Hood College Community College of Vermont Massachusetts Virginia University of Southern California Antioch College Colorado Amherst College Defiance College Bluefield College Minnesota Colorado College Oberlin College Emory and Henry College Florida Augsburg College University of Dayton Ferrum College Oregon Stetson University College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s Lynchburg College Georgia University Portland State University University of Richmond Pennsylvania Berry College Macalester College Washington and Lee University Mississippi Washington Morehouse College Allegheny College Oxford College of Emory University Tougaloo College Dickinson College Central Washington University Missouri Spelman College Juniata College Whitworth College Idaho West Virginia College of the Ozarks Ursinus College North Carolina Brigham Young University Waynesburg College Concord University Idaho State University Davidson College West Chester University West Virginia Wesleyan College University of Idaho Guilford College Widener University Wheeling Jesuit University Wisconsin Lees McRae College Mars Hill College Ripon College Pfeiffer University Warren Wilson College www.bonner.org
    16. 16. The Bonner Program: Core Expectations of Participating Schools • Call a group of students “Bonners” • Run a multi-year, intensive program • Participate in National Bonner Gatherings www.bonner.org
    17. 17. The Bonner Program: Leveraging Broader Impact Bonner Program Recruitment Training Cornerstone Service Activities www.bonner.org
    18. 18. The Bonner Program: Leveraging Broader Impact Bonner Program Recruitment Training Community Cornerstone Service Partnerships Activities Co-Educators Site-Based Teams & Issue Focus www.bonner.org
    19. 19. The Bonner Program: Leveraging Broader Impact Academic Connections FIPSE Civic Engagement Minor Bonner Program Learn & Serve CBR/ PolicyOptions.org Recruitment Training Community Cornerstone Service Partnerships Activities Co-Educators Site-Based Teams & Issue Focus www.bonner.org
    20. 20. The Bonner Program: Leveraging Broader Impact Academic Connections Campus-Wide FIPSE Civic Campus-Wide Engagement Minor Center Bonner Program Learn & Serve Institutional CBR/ Support PolicyOptions.org Recruitment Training Community Cornerstone Service Partnerships Activities Co-Educators Site-Based Teams & Issue Focus www.bonner.org
    21. 21. The Bonner Program: Leveraging Broader Impact Academic Connections Campus-Wide FIPSE Civic Campus-Wide Engagement Minor Center Bonner Program Learn & Serve Institutional CBR/ Support PolicyOptions.org Recruitment Training Community National Cornerstone Service Partnerships Community Activities Bonner Co-Educators AmeriCorps (National & NJ) Site-Based Teams National Bonner & Issue Focus Gatherings www.bonner.org
    22. 22. The Bonner Program: Leveraging Broader Impact Defining characteristics of Bonner Program allow.... • Campus staff & faculty have opportunity to see & participate in high quality student development and civic engagement/education • Higher expectations and sense of possibility for community-campus partnerships with impact • Integrated model leverages the whole campus www.bonner.org
    23. 23. The Bonner Program: Where to Learn More We also are learning to leverage social media. Find us online at... www.bonner.org • http://bonnernetwork.pbwiki.com • http://www.cbrnet.org • http://policyoptions.pbwiki.com • YouTube (channel with videos) • Facebook (National Bonner Network) • Ning (join one of our groups) • www.bonner.org

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