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Community partnerships 7 28-10

  1. 1. The Bonner Program: Partnerships & Placements “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. Community Partnerships: Overview • Selecting partner organizations • Types of projects and placements • Calendar for partnership management • Appropriate, meaningful placements • Using BWBRS to manage service www.bonner.org
  3. 3. Partnership Model
  4. 4. Community Partnerships: Campus Approaches • Clearinghouse • Individual student placements/ internships • Student service clubs or signature/department projects • Site/Issue-Based Teams www.bonner.org
  5. 5. Community Partnerships: Bonner Model • Intensive • Multi-year • Reciprocal • Strong agency staff with capacity to host higher level placements www.bonner.org
  6. 6. Community Partnerships: Community Partner Perspective • Access to motivated, trained students serving 10 hours/week for multiple years • Multi-level, team- oriented partnership • Serve important role as co-educators www.bonner.org
  7. 7. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Expertise Explore www.bonner.org
  8. 8. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  9. 9. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  10. 10. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  11. 11. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  12. 12. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  13. 13. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  14. 14. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  15. 15. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  16. 16. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  17. 17. Community Partnerships: Student Roles by Level Type of Service Vision/Strategy Expertise Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work Explore One-time Service Projects www.bonner.org
  18. 18. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example www.bonner.org
  19. 19. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  20. 20. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  21. 21. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  22. 22. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  23. 23. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  24. 24. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  25. 25. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  26. 26. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  27. 27. Community Partnerships: Levels of Engagement — Example Advocacy Students present findings to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school lunch Issue Brief School lunch programs, farm-to-school, obesity Research Evaluate student attitudes toward nutrition Training Workshops for new Board & Staff Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club 1x Plant School Garden for Orientation Service www.bonner.org
  28. 28. Community Partnerships: Service Road with Rising Expectations Expertise - specialist Example - site/project coordinator Experience - solid programmatic role (Program Assistant or specific title) Exploration - intentional placements that provide exposure and result in additional commitment www.bonner.org
  29. 29. Community Partnerships: Organizing Structure Site- Based Team Program Assistant Intentional Short- Term Placement www.bonner.org
  30. 30. Community Partnerships: Campus Examples • Carson-Newman College • The College of New Jersey • Davidson College What has been your program’s approach and strategy to incorporate these models? What steps have been pivotal? www.bonner.org
  31. 31. Working Session Review Your Partnerships • Your current partnership approach • Analysis of community partners: ✓ issue areas ✓ level of service positions ✓ capacity www.bonner.org
  32. 32. Selecting Partners
  33. 33. Issues to Impact: Choosing a Partner Consider their potential for: – student interest in this partner and issue area – hosting multiple long-term volunteers, with increasing responsibility – community-based research – public policy research and engagement – capacity building www.bonner.org
  34. 34. Issues to Impact: Community Partner Inventory • 1x / Short-term Projects • Regular Volunteer Placements • Summer/School Year Internships • Site/Issue Based Team (3+ Volunteers) • Capacity Building Support for Partners (i.e., workshops, resource development) • Community-based Research and/or Course-based Projects • PolicyOptions Issue Brief(s) www.bonner.org
  35. 35. Calendar
  36. 36. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners www.bonner.org
  37. 37. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify key partners www.bonner.org
  38. 38. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify key partners Preparation - define student roles www.bonner.org
  39. 39. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify key partners Preparation - define student roles and training/education requirements www.bonner.org
  40. 40. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify key partners Preparation - define student roles and training/education requirements Management - choose student site leader www.bonner.org
  41. 41. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners www.bonner.org
  42. 42. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements www.bonner.org
  43. 43. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits www.bonner.org
  44. 44. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits •Walk through Bonner model (Level of Partnerships, etc.) www.bonner.org
  45. 45. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits •Walk through Bonner model (Level of Partnerships, etc.) •Confirm Community Partners (select most appropriate for Bonner) www.bonner.org
  46. 46. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits •Walk through Bonner model (Level of Partnerships, etc.) •Confirm Community Partners (select most appropriate for Bonner) •Consider using Partner Application/Partner Agreements (MOU) www.bonner.org
  47. 47. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Outreach - identify partners for Bonner placements •Conduct site visits •Walk through Bonner model (Level of Partnerships, etc.) •Confirm Community Partners (select most appropriate for Bonner) •Consider using Partner Application/Partner Agreements (MOU) •Formalize agreements; create Position Descriptions www.bonner.org
  48. 48. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners www.bonner.org
  49. 49. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions www.bonner.org
  50. 50. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation www.bonner.org
  51. 51. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model www.bonner.org
  52. 52. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model • Clarify expectations & communication www.bonner.org
  53. 53. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model • Clarify expectations & communication • Address training needs www.bonner.org
  54. 54. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model • Clarify expectations & communication • Address training needs • Refine partner descriptions, position descriptions, & CLAs www.bonner.org
  55. 55. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Preparation - training & position descriptions • Plan & implement Partner Orientation • Present Bonner vision, purpose, & student development model • Clarify expectations & communication • Address training needs • Refine partner descriptions, position descriptions, & CLAs • Review, submit & activate positions in BWBRS www.bonner.org
  56. 56. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners www.bonner.org
  57. 57. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator www.bonner.org
  58. 58. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator • Define and fill Project/Site Coordinator positions www.bonner.org
  59. 59. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator • Define and fill Project/Site Coordinator positions • Engage Partners as Co-educators www.bonner.org
  60. 60. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator • Define and fill Project/Site Coordinator positions • Engage Partners as Co-educators • Utilize, manage, and review positions and hour logs in BWBRS www.bonner.org
  61. 61. Community Partnerships: Working with Community Partners Management - site/project coordinator • Define and fill Project/Site Coordinator positions • Engage Partners as Co-educators • Utilize, manage, and review positions and hour logs in BWBRS • Conduct term-end Evaluation and Reflection www.bonner.org
  62. 62. Community Partnerships: Agenda for Partner Orientation • Introduce Bonner Model/Expectations ★ Intensive (8-10 hrs/week) and multi-year (2-4 years) ★ Developmental model ★ Partners as co-educators • Communicate Reporting Process ★ CLAs, Hour Logs, and Service Accomplishments ★ Calendar — school year and summer ★ Appropriate and inappropriate service projects www.bonner.org
  63. 63. Placement process: Working With Students www.bonner.org
  64. 64. Placement process: Working With Students Orientation - preparing students • Philosophy of reciprocal community partnerships • Background on local community • Service Road explained www.bonner.org
  65. 65. Placement process: Working With Students Orientation - preparing students • Philosophy of reciprocal community partnerships • Background on local community • Service Road explained Preparation - deciding where to serve • Site visits • One-time service projects • Shadowing • Community partner presentations • Volunteer Fair www.bonner.org
  66. 66. Placement process: Working With Students Orientation - preparing students • Philosophy of reciprocal community partnerships • Background on local community • Service Road explained Preparation - deciding where to serve • Site visits • One-time service projects • Shadowing • Community partner presentations • Volunteer Fair Management - reporting & reflection • Community Learning Agreement • Hour Logs • Service Accomplishments • Reflection/Evaluation • One-on-One Advising www.bonner.org
  67. 67. Working Session Plan steps & dates for: • Identifying & preparing community partners and placements • Orienting and placing students www.bonner.org
  68. 68. Community Partnerships: Campus Examples • Carson-Newman College • The College of New Jersey • Davidson College What have you learned are key best practices for partner and placement management? www.bonner.org
  69. 69. Using BWBRS
  70. 70. Using BWBRS: Administrator & Student Usage Student Member Profiles Enrollment Administrators Prepare BWBRS Partner & Training & Positions Enrichment Service Accomplishments Students Community Report Learning Hour Logs Agreements Activities Reflection & Evaluation www.bonner.org
  71. 71. Using BWBRS: Student Reporting Community Learning Agreement (from Position Description) Hour Logs Service Accomplishments Reflection & Evaluation (1 on 1 Advising) www.bonner.org
  72. 72. Using BWBRS: Login Accounts name@school.edu www.bonner.org
  73. 73. Using BWBRS: Entering Service Positions www.bonner.org
  74. 74. Using BWBRS: Entering Service Positions Preparing on BWBRS •Must have title and service descriptions •Only have one entry per position per placement •Make available to all students www.bonner.org
  75. 75. Using BWBRS: Entering Service Positions Preparing on BWBRS •Must have title and service descriptions •Only have one entry per position per placement •Make available to all students Importance •Creates online database •Appears on CLA •Communicates AmeriCorps Eligibility www.bonner.org
  76. 76. Using BWBRS: Tips — Service Position Descriptions www.bonner.org
  77. 77. Using BWBRS: Tips — Service Position Descriptions Description •Develop with partner •Statement about program and statement about the work involved (specific, intended benefits) •Clear and Concise •Auditable* * Consider AmeriCorps Eligibility www.bonner.org
  78. 78. Using BWBRS: Tip — Start with Strong Descriptions Multiple Positions at one site (team) suggests levels Descriptive Title Clear statement about program + clear description of roles Issue tags Fundraising (<10% for AmeriCorps overall) www.bonner.org
  79. 79. Using BWBRS: Tip — Use Descriptive Position Titles Partner Good Titles! Titles to Avoid: Second Chance Learning After-School Youth Mentor Tutor Center Second Chance Learning Volunteer Coordinator Intern Center Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen Assistant Volunteer Kitchen Elijah’s Promise Soup GED Instructor Tutor Kitchen Hunger Advocate Farmers Against Hunger Public Education Coordinator Hunger Activist Resource Development Office Assistant Habitat for Humanity Coordinator Administrative Assistant New Brunswick Public Outreach Coordinator Library Staff Library www.bonner.org
  80. 80. Using BWBRS: Train & Support for Excellent CLAs Starting with a strong position description yields a stronger CLA Additional Details Student creates Primary Objectives, selecting from appropriate drop-down choices www.bonner.org
  81. 81. Using BWBRS: Tip — A Good BWBRS Service Description This is a great title! Notice how the Description has three components: 1.Shows the community need 2.Briefly describes mission of the agency 3.Specifically describes the member’s responsibilities www.bonner.org
  82. 82. Using BWBRS: Quiz — What Should Be Changed? www.bonner.org
  83. 83. Using BWBRS: Answer — What Needed Edits Title: Academic Support-Math Position Description: • What age/demographic is being served? • Should be from the member’s point of view. • What are they going to be doing? • State Non- Profit status. www.bonner.org
  84. 84. Training Videos & Screencasts: Bonner Network YouTube Channel www.bonner.org
  85. 85. Training Videos & Screencasts: Program Management www.bonner.org
  86. 86. Training Videos & Screencasts: Member Management Member Management www.bonner.org
  87. 87. Training Videos & Screencasts: BWBRS Tools www.bonner.org
  88. 88. Community BWBRS Students Staff Partners Week 1 Submit CLA | Log Hours Sign CLA Approve CLA Week 2 Log Hours Week 3 Log Hours Monitor Status Week 4 Log & Submit Hour Logs Sign Hour Logs Electrically Approve Hour Logs Week 5 Log Hours Troubleshooting Week 6 Log Hours Week 7 Log Hours Monitor Status Week 8 Log & Submit Hour Logs Sign Hour Logs Electrically Approve Hour Logs Week 9 Log Hours Troubleshooting Week 10 Log Hours Week 11 Log Hours Monitor Status Week 12 Log & Submit Hour Logs Sign Hour Logs Electrically Approve Hour Logs Week 13 Log Hours Troubleshooting Week 14 Log Hours Log & Submit final Hours & Sign Hour Logs Electrically Approve Hour Logs Week 15 Service Accomplishments Service Accomplishments Service Accomplishments
  89. 89. Working Session Review Your BWBRS • Review student profiles/enrollment status • Review your community partners & positions • Review your training & enrichment profiles • Review your policies for student reporting of CLAs, Hour Logs, and Service Accomplishments • Review your BWBRS training plan www.bonner.org

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