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T H E B O N N E R P R O G R A M
A C C E S S T O E D U C A T I O N , O P P O R T U N I T Y T O S E R V E
7 Reasons Why You Should
Start a Bonner Program
(and join the Bonner Network)
C O R E L L A & B E R T R A M F. B O N N E R
F I R S T G E N E R A T I O N B U T D I D N ’ T C O M P L E T E
A C C E S S T O
E D U C AT I O N
R E A S O N # 1
• Four year commitment
• Community Service Work-Study stipend
• Some schools include additional service
scholarship suppor...
• 5 to 30+ per class — 20 to 100+ per campus
• > 65% Federal Work Study eligible
• min. 60/40 gender balance
• > diversity...
O P P O R T U N I T Y
T O S E R V E
R E A S O N # 2
B O N N E R S E R V I C E W O R K
• 8-10 hours per week during the school year
(280 to 300 hours per year + summers)
• up ...
• good to great retention
• excel academically
• 2/3 alumni working in public and non-
profit sector (15,000+)
• sought af...
C O M M U N I T Y
I M PA C T
R E A S O N # 3
C O M M U N I T Y I M PA C T
• Bonners valued members of partner staff
• deep partnerships with multiple levels of
activit...
Individuals
& Places
Mobilize students, faculty,
staff, & community
members to support
individuals & places.
Bonner Transf...
Programs
Individuals
& Places
Train & support leaders who
develop & manage
evidence-based programs and
projects.
Bonner Tr...
Organizations
Partner in capacity-building
for organizations to improve
effectiveness, efficiency, and
resources.
Programs
...
Systems
Partner in capacity-building
for collaboratives working to
achieve measurable
community and systemic
change.
Organ...
C A M P U S - W I D E
C ATA LY S T S
F O R C H A N G E
R E A S O N # 4
C A M P U S - W I D E L E A D E R S
• 20 to 100+ student cohort of well trained and
highly motivated “service stars” on ca...
I N S T I T U T I O N A L
I M PA C T
R E A S O N # 5
I N S T I T U T I O N A L I M PA C T
• inspires further innovation and institutional
commitment
• other cohort models mode...
Campus Change
Individuals
& Places
Develop & engage
students’ knowledge,
skills, values, and
collective action.
Bonner Tra...
Develop and integrate
community engaged
learning courses &
programs.
Programs
Individuals
& Places
Campus Change
Bonner Tr...
C U R R I C U L A R E X A M P L E S
• community-based research & public policy
CBR (Learn & Serve)
• civic engagement acad...
Organizations
Build campus center that
leads effort to make
place-based community
engagement deep, pervasive,
integrated &...
C O M M U N I T Y
O F P R A C T I C E
R E A S O N # 6
C O M M U N I T Y O F P R A C T I C E
• 60+ colleges and universities with 3,000 Bonners
• shared goals, frameworks, and p...
Diversity
Respect the many different
dimensions of diversity in
our public lives.
Civic Engagement
Participate intentional...
Student
Development
“Access to
Education,
Opportunity to
Serve”
Campus Infrastructure
Culture of service
Community
Partner...
Exploration - immersions, shadowing, rotations,
resulting in regular placement
Experience - solid programmatic role -
(Pro...
Emerging - at least three students with
developmental positions and a multi-year partnership plan
Experience - multiple st...
The Emerging Professionals
5-6 years experience
The Not So New Kids on the Block
3-4 years experience
Staff Development
Th...
Systems
Leverage Bonner Network
as a community of best
practice, and resource for
higher education locally and
nationally
...
CommunityCampus
Systems
Leverage Bonner Network
as a community of best practice,
and resource for higher education
locally...
B O N N E R L O V E
R E A S O N # 7
7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program
7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program
7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program
7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program
7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program
7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program
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Explanation of how the Bonner Program can help students have "an access to education, and an opportunity to serve" while catalyzing change on your campus.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program

  1. 1. T H E B O N N E R P R O G R A M A C C E S S T O E D U C A T I O N , O P P O R T U N I T Y T O S E R V E
  2. 2. 7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program (and join the Bonner Network)
  3. 3. C O R E L L A & B E R T R A M F. B O N N E R F I R S T G E N E R A T I O N B U T D I D N ’ T C O M P L E T E
  4. 4. A C C E S S T O E D U C AT I O N R E A S O N # 1
  5. 5. • Four year commitment • Community Service Work-Study stipend • Some schools include additional service scholarship support S E R V I C E - B A S E D S C H O L A R S H I P
  6. 6. • 5 to 30+ per class — 20 to 100+ per campus • > 65% Federal Work Study eligible • min. 60/40 gender balance • > diversity of school • built in support group with identity tied to service commitment C O H O R T M O D E L
  7. 7. O P P O R T U N I T Y T O S E R V E R E A S O N # 2
  8. 8. B O N N E R S E R V I C E W O R K • 8-10 hours per week during the school year (280 to 300 hours per year + summers) • up to 20% training & enrichment • 4 year developmental model for training and placements • Bonners help lead program
  9. 9. • good to great retention • excel academically • 2/3 alumni working in public and non- profit sector (15,000+) • sought after by grad schools and national service groups R E S U LT S
  10. 10. C O M M U N I T Y I M PA C T R E A S O N # 3
  11. 11. C O M M U N I T Y I M PA C T • Bonners valued members of partner staff • deep partnerships with multiple levels of activities over many years • capacity building projects in five areas: (1) volunteer management, (2) program development & training, (3) fundraising, (4) communication, and (5) research (CBR and policy)
  12. 12. Individuals & Places Mobilize students, faculty, staff, & community members to support individuals & places. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  13. 13. Programs Individuals & Places Train & support leaders who develop & manage evidence-based programs and projects. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  14. 14. Organizations Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources. Programs Individuals & Places Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  15. 15. Systems Partner in capacity-building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change. Organizations Programs Individuals & Places Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  16. 16. C A M P U S - W I D E C ATA LY S T S F O R C H A N G E R E A S O N # 4
  17. 17. C A M P U S - W I D E L E A D E R S • 20 to 100+ student cohort of well trained and highly motivated “service stars” on campus • 85% have another leadership role on campus • excel in integrating service with academics
  18. 18. I N S T I T U T I O N A L I M PA C T R E A S O N # 5
  19. 19. I N S T I T U T I O N A L I M PA C T • inspires further innovation and institutional commitment • other cohort models modeled on Bonner • advancement and admissions offices engaged • teaching and learning offices connecting
  20. 20. Campus Change Individuals & Places Develop & engage students’ knowledge, skills, values, and collective action. Bonner Transformation Goals
  21. 21. Develop and integrate community engaged learning courses & programs. Programs Individuals & Places Campus Change Bonner Transformation Goals
  22. 22. C U R R I C U L A R E X A M P L E S • community-based research & public policy CBR (Learn & Serve) • civic engagement academic pathways (FIPSE) • high impact educational practices tied to high impact community partnerships • engaged signature work
  23. 23. Organizations Build campus center that leads effort to make place-based community engagement deep, pervasive, integrated & developmental. Programs Individuals & Places Campus Change Bonner Transformation Goals
  24. 24. C O M M U N I T Y O F P R A C T I C E R E A S O N # 6
  25. 25. C O M M U N I T Y O F P R A C T I C E • 60+ colleges and universities with 3,000 Bonners • shared goals, frameworks, and program • develop and share emerging models • series of annual meetings • directors and coordinators convene 2x/yr • student leaders convene 2x/yr • orientation for new staff
  26. 26. 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 Bonners to participate successfully in a global society. Spiritual Exploration Explore personal beliefs while respecting the spiritual practices of others. Common Commitments
  27. 27. Student Development “Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve” Campus Infrastructure Culture of service Community Partnerships Measurable impact Integrated Approach
  28. 28. Exploration - immersions, shadowing, rotations, resulting in regular placement Experience - solid programmatic role - (Program Assistant - capacity building Example - site and program leadership - capacity building Expertise - capstone projects, research, studies Expectation - selection includes an ethic of service Student Development
  29. 29. Emerging - at least three students with developmental positions and a multi-year partnership plan Experience - multiple students with developmental positions and a team leader; trainings and meetings; annual plan revision Exemplar - team; leader; - ongoing capacity building, academic engagement projects, or; networking corps Exploratory Partnerships - a few semester positions or an academic community engagement project Partner Development
  30. 30. The Emerging Professionals 5-6 years experience The Not So New Kids on the Block 3-4 years experience Staff Development The Future 0-2 years experience The Middle Management 6-8 years experience The Confident Professionals 5-6 years experience The Wisdom Seeking Professionals 5-6 years experience The Seasoned Survivors (aka Wizards 5-6 years experience
  31. 31. Systems Leverage Bonner Network as a community of best practice, and resource for higher education locally and nationally Organizations Programs Individuals & Places Campus Change Bonner Transformation Goals
  32. 32. CommunityCampus Systems Leverage Bonner Network as a community of best practice, and resource for higher education locally and nationally Partner in capacity-building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change. Organizations Build campus center that leads effort to make place-based community engagement deep, pervasive, integrated & developmental. Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources. Programs Develop and integrate community engaged learning courses & programs. Train & support leaders who develop & manage evidence- based programs and projects. Individuals & Places Develop & engage students’ knowledge, skills, values, and collective action. Mobilize students, faculty, staff, & community members to support individuals & places. Bonner Transformation Goals
  33. 33. B O N N E R L O V E R E A S O N # 7

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