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  • Place Matters Cds Conference Presentation July 2009

    1. 1. place matters Presented by the Community Building Institute Liz Blume, AICP & Beth Nagy, Ed.D.
    2. 2. <ul><li>The CBI team </li></ul><ul><li>Community planning & organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Public policy </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit & government administration </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Social Work </li></ul><ul><li>Community relations </li></ul>Who We Are 7/27/2009
    3. 3. The CBI Approach Collaborative action: residents, institutions, agencies, and businesses Asset-Based  Community Development 7/27/2009
    4. 4. Asset-Based Community Development Jody Kretzman and John McKnight Asset Based Community Development Institute Northwestern University Focus on what’s working Comprehensive Resident-driven 7/27/2009
    5. 5. place matters is: <ul><li>A place-based investment pilot </li></ul><ul><li>A Comprehensive Community Initiative in three neighborhoods; Avondale, Covington and Price Hill </li></ul><ul><li>A funders’ collaborative of major regional philanthropic and business investors; </li></ul><ul><li>An ongoing partnership between the funders’ and neighborhoods; </li></ul>7/27/2009
    6. 6. Comprehensive Community Initiatives (CCIs) are: <ul><li>Strategy-level initiatives to bring about measurable community change; </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives that bring together evidence-based human services and proven community development strategies in an integrated pattern of work; </li></ul><ul><li>Community change based on cooperation among resident-led civic groups, social service agencies, community development entities, faith-based organizations, schools, the police, and businesses and units of government active in the community. </li></ul>7/27/2009
    7. 7. place matters Neighborhoods <ul><li>Avondale , Neighborhood in the Uptown area of Cincinnati long been majority African-American with many large institutions (universities, hospitals, Zoo); </li></ul><ul><li>Covington, Kentucky , historic Ohio River city, county seat of Kenton County, encompassing a variety of relatively small neighborhoods ranging from affluent to very low-income, that has lost population over the last few decades; </li></ul><ul><li>Price Hill , historic neighborhood undergoing rapid demographic change, with working class Catholic families (many of German stock) being replaced by African-Americans, Hispanics and Appalachians – comprised of distinct “sub-neighborhoods.” </li></ul>7/27/2009
    8. 8. place matters Investors <ul><li>United Way </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Cincinnati Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>SC Ministry Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) </li></ul><ul><li>NeighborWorks America </li></ul><ul><li>PNC Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Chase Bank </li></ul><ul><li>US Bank </li></ul>7/27/2009
    9. 9. Community Capacity Building: the Five Levers of Change <ul><li>1. Ensure resident involvement </li></ul><ul><li>2. Create collaboration among stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>3. Implement best practices; focus resources on what works </li></ul><ul><li>4. Promote public policy change </li></ul><ul><li>5. Create and support sustainable structures </li></ul>7/27/2009
    10. 10. Focusing on Organizational Capacity Building <ul><ul><li>Establish meaningful community partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage financial resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop, coordinate and evaluate programs of scale </li></ul></ul>7/27/2009
    11. 11. Community Partnerships <ul><li>Strong Neighborhood Support Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conveners and facilitators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Santa Maria and Price Hill Will in Price Hill </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve multiple outcomes over time as issues and needs change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth and Housing Collaboratives in Price Hill </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizational Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimize resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City of Covington and Covington School District </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Program Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and administer programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Closing the Health Gap and Every Child Succeeds </li></ul></ul>7/27/2009
    12. 12. Financial Leveraging <ul><li>$3 million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LISC investment in neighborhoods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$1.6 million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside investment (leveraged funds) in neighborhoods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$9.7 million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total investment </li></ul></ul>7/27/2009
    13. 13. Program Development <ul><li>Price Hill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive housing strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early childhood and parent support networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prosperity center development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Covington </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood mini-grants program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing development (new construction) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avondale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early childhood and youth support networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment network </li></ul></ul>7/27/2009
    14. 14. Key Measures to Track Neighborhood Impact <ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreclosures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Median home values </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kindergarten Readiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary Math & Reading Proficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School performance index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Learning Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial Stability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Median income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economically Disadvantaged Children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EITC filings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resident involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Statistics </li></ul></ul>7/27/2009
    15. 15. How We Are Doing <ul><li>Covington </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covington Police Department reports a 15% reduction in crime over a 5 year period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This includes a significant collaboration between the Police and the community and much more aggressive reporting of criminal activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avondale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KRA-L scores at Rockdale have improved from 13.9 in 2006 to 15.7 in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Price Hill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The number of foreclosures has declined by 26% since 2006 while it continues to rise in many other neighborhoods (as reported by WIN) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KRA-L scores at Whittier/Rees E Price, Roberts increased over one full point </li></ul></ul>7/27/2009
    16. 16. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Alignment with regional initiatives makes local work more impactful </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Impact Agenda, Strive, Vision 2015, Community Learning Centers/Community Schools, Agenda 360, Greater Cincinnati Workforce Network, UW Financial Stability Network, NSP Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The collaborative work of Neighborhood Support Organizations is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for meaningful and long-term evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>The significant value of embedded funders </li></ul>7/27/2009
    17. 17. Develop Your Community’s CCI <ul><ul><li>The goal of this activity is to provide you with a practical CCI approach to consider for your community. You develop the model, we provide the peer review and together we discuss the assets and challenges of this approach. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers needed… </li></ul></ul>7/27/2009
    18. 18. Activity Framework <ul><ul><ul><li>Describe your neighborhood (10-15 mins) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demographics, physical environment, political atmosphere, community assets and achievements </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define the Vision (10-15 mins) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do we want for our neighborhood? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decide the Partners (10-15 mins) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who needs to be a part of this process? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formulate the Strategies (10-15 mins) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is needed to move toward our vision? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Present your plans and discuss the strengths and challenges of a CCI approach in your neighborhood </li></ul></ul></ul>7/27/2009
    19. 19. Contact Us! <ul><li>place matters </li></ul><ul><li>www.place-matters.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Building Institute (CBI) </li></ul><ul><li>www.xavier.edu/cbi </li></ul><ul><li>Liz Blume [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Nagy [email_address] </li></ul>7/27/2009

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