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Bonner Partnerships Edited

  1. 1. The Bonner Program: Strategic Community Partnerships <ul><li>“ Access to Education, </li></ul>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 Opportunity to Serve”
  2. 2. Strategic Community Partnerships: Overview <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site (or Issue) -Based Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-Term Strategic Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Assessment & Evaluation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Strategic Community Partnerships: Community Partnership Model Site-Based Team
  4. 4. Strategic Community Partnerships: Type of Work Explore Expertise Type of Work Vision/Strategy Fundraising Research / Writing /Academic Work Outreach/Public Relations Project Coordination New Program Development Improving Existing Services Regular Volunteer Work One-time Service Projects
  5. 5. Community Partnerships: Service Road Exploration - occasional volunteer Experience - regular volunteer Example - site/project coordinator Expertise - specialist
  6. 6. Strategic Community Partnerships: Site-Based Team — Team Roles Team Roles Expectations Agency Site Supervisor (lead agency/site administrator working with site coordinator) <ul><li>attends summer orientation </li></ul><ul><li>collaborates on developing annual site-based plan </li></ul><ul><li>meets regularly with site coordinator </li></ul>Student Site Coordinator (responsible for managing partnership with the school & serves as link to campus director or coordinator) <ul><li>collaborates on developing annual site-based plan </li></ul><ul><li>meets regularly with site supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>leads weekly site-based student team meetings </li></ul>Student Project Coordinator (responsible for particular project or event at the school) <ul><li>meets regularly with site coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>develops project plan </li></ul><ul><li>recruits & supervises volunteers for project </li></ul>Regular Volunteers (responsible for particular project within the school) <ul><li>attend weekly site/project team meetings </li></ul><ul><li>volunteer at site </li></ul>Occasional Volunteers (serve at one-time events at the school) volunteer at site
  7. 7. Strategic Community Partnerships: Site-Based Teams — DEEP Service Model FCSA Site-Based Team North Albany Community Advisory Board Site-Based Team Green Tech Site-Based Team Unity House Site-Based Team BGCA Faculty, Administrators & Other Offices Site-Based Team USCRI Site-Based Team Music Mobile Site-Based Team ????? Academic Community Engagement SCBSLP ASL/CBR VISTA Fellows
  8. 8. Strategic Community Partnerships: Site-Based Teams — Advantages <ul><li>Easier to manage placements, partnership & trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Clear path for student developmentStructure enables deeper partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Work each year builds on prior year </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategic Community Partnerships: Long-Term Partnerships — Elijiah’s Promise Example <ul><li>Beginning: traditional soup kitchen placement </li></ul><ul><li>Later: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>community asset mapping project to identify local food distributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>survey of client identified need for bag lunches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>researched model programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>implemented new bag lunch program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>examine nutritional value of menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hired Bonner grads to work at Elijiah’s Promise </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Service Placements: Self-Assessment and Evaluation Partners as Co-Educators: Engage community partners as co-educators; community partners are informed and engaged in providing training, orientation, guidance, and structured learning opportunities to students Site-Based Model and Project Coordinators: Utilize a site-based partnership model, with some sites identified as longer-term or multi-year; have teams at sites with a (student) project/site coordinator Community voice and involvement: Accessible channels by which community individuals and/or agencies can be involved in contributing to, designing, carrying out, and/or evaluating academic, research and service-learning activities; representation on institutional boards, presenting to classes, teaching, and shaping the research agenda

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