Bonner Vision & History

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Introduction to the Bonner Foundation and Bonner Scholar/Leader Programs presented at the 2013 New Bonner Directors and Coordinators Orientation.

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Bonner Vision & History

  1. 1. Bonner Vision, History & Future Welcome to New Members of the Bonner Community
  2. 2. Goals for Student Development 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.
  3. 3. 0 300 600 900 1200 1500 < $1K $2K $3K $4K $5K $6K $7K $8K $9K $10K $11K $12K $13K $14K $15K $16K $17K $18K $19K $20K > $20K School Name < $1K $2K $3K $4K $5K $6K $7K $8K $9K $10K $11K $12K $13K $14K $15K $16K $17K $18K $19K $20K > $20K TOTAL 1204 271 296 241 206 156 160 127 58 51 36 18 21 14 19 13 7 9 7 7 70 % of TOTAL 40% 49% 59% 67% 74% 79% 85% 89% 91% 93% 94% 94% 95% 96% 96% 97% 97% 97% 97% 98% 100% BONNER SCHOLAR PROGRAM ESTIMATED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFCO) DISTRIBUTION Class of 2009 - 2015Bonner Scholars: 75% < $5,000 EFC
  4. 4. Goals for Community Impact Change the Count 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Goals for Campus Development Everybody everyday! 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.
  7. 7. Goals for Higher Education Service-Based Scholarships 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.
  8. 8. SERVICE: The first column ranks the school by the number of alumni who go on to serve in the Peace Corps, relative to school size. The second column ranks the school by the percentage of students who serve in ROTC. The third gives the percentage of funds in federal work-study money that goes to community service (versus non-community service). The fourth column shows the school’s rank on a combined measure of the number of students participating in community service and the total number of service hours performed, both relative to school size. The fifth column shows the school’s rank on a combined measure of the number of staff supporting community service, relative to the total number of staff; the number of academic courses that incorporate service, relative to school size; and whether the institution provides scholarships for community service.
  9. 9. Student Development “Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve” Campus Infrastructure Culture of service Community Partnerships Measurable impact Integrated Approach
  10. 10. Transformation Systems Organizations Programs Individuals & Places
  11. 11. Campus Change Individuals & Places Develop & engage students’ knowledge, skills, values, and collective action. Bonner Transformation Goals
  12. 12. Develop and integrate community engaged learning courses & programs. Programs Individuals & Places Campus Change Bonner Transformation Goals
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Individuals & Places Mobilize students, faculty, staff, & community members to support individuals & places. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  16. 16. Programs Individuals & Places Train & support leaders who develop & manage evidence-based programs and projects. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  17. 17. Organizations Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources. Programs Individuals & Places Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  18. 18. Systems Partner in capacity- building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change. Organizations Programs Individuals & Places Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Transformation
  21. 21. “Few wi! have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a sma! portion of events. It is "om numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other "om a mi!ion different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest wa!s of oppression and resistance.” Robert Francis Kennedy
  22. 22. Voices from the Bonner Community
  23. 23. Albany • Maryville • Memphis • NewYork • Philadelphia • Princeton • Washington D.C. Bonner Fellowship http://youtu.be/RJ2vMNnTNVc
  24. 24. The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a national student initiative, engages young people in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change.Through communication and coordination with political actors and community members, students identify pressing issues facing their towns, counties and states. Roosevelt Campus Network Shaquoia Gulley
  25. 25. TurboVote is for all Americans. We're a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit.We're not doing this to make money.There are no hidden agendas.We built TurboVote because we love democracy. Turbo Vote Matt Cordeiro and Parker Lawson
  26. 26. Make the Road NewYork (MRNY)* builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Make the Road NY Demar Ayee
  27. 27. What matters to you?

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