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  • Bonner Goal and Strategies

    1. 1. The Bonner Program: Goals & Strategies 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 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 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 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 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. 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
    8. 8. 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 & Public Policy Analysis www.bonner.org
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. 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 Macalester College University of Dayton Ferrum College Mississippi Oregon Stetson University Lynchburg College Georgia Tougaloo College Portland State University University of Richmond Missouri Pennsylvania Berry College Washington and Lee University Washington Morehouse College College of the Ozarks Allegheny College North Carolina Oxford College of Emory University Dickinson College Central Washington University Spelman College Davidson College Juniata College Whitworth College Idaho West Virginia Guilford College Ursinus College Brigham Young University Lees McRae College Waynesburg College Concord University Idaho State University Mars Hill College West Chester University West Virginia Wesleyan College University of Idaho Pfeiffer University Widener University Wheeling Jesuit University Wisconsin Warren Wilson College Ripon College www.bonner.org
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. The Bonner Program: Leveraging Broader Impact Bonner Program Recruitment Training Cornerstone Service Activities www.bonner.org
    14. 14. The Bonner Program: Leveraging Broader Impact Bonner Program Recruitment Training Community Cornerstone Service Partnerships Activities Co-Educators Site-Based Teams www.bonner.org
    15. 15. 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 www.bonner.org
    16. 16. 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 www.bonner.org
    17. 17. 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) National Bonner Site-Based Teams Gatherings www.bonner.org
    18. 18. 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 over time • Raised expectations and sense of possibilities in community-campus partnerships • Integrated model allows students, staff, faculty & community partners to see how their roles contribute to student & community development www.bonner.org

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