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Community Assets

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Community Assets

  1. 1. Discovering the World in Your Own Backyard: Mapping and Using Community Assets Asia Society Conference 2008
  2. 2. Welcome <ul><li>Introduction (5-10mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with your community (10mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Opening statements (15mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Q+A (20mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Activity (10mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Closing remarks (10mins) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Time for Action! Research to see if other middle/high schools have already done this – is there a best-practice model? Funding – develop a specific plan ideally in collaboration with a community business leader and students (great way for students to learn business concepts/terminology) Physical space in the school/collaboration with facilities team Promotional materials from travel organizations and travel books donation-drive Desired launch date – September 2010 Recruit students, parent(s), administrator, community member(s), and faculty member(s) to form planning committee (Aug. 09) Develop a strategic plan as a committee (Oct. 09) Present plan to faculty and then in an all-school meeting (end of Oct. 09) Develop and maintain an in-school travel resource center Example: Provide students with information on travel opportunities and the necessary support system to plan international trips of their own SUPPORT/RESOURCES (What help do you need?) TIMELINE ACTION (Action/Strategy) GOAL
  4. 4. Remember… <ul><li>Partnerships take time! </li></ul><ul><li>Every person is a potential connection for your school/district </li></ul><ul><li>Use kids in your ‘sales pitch’ </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for ‘advice’ </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to speak the language of your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Use the resources and tools available (see handout) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thank you <ul><li>Good luck with your action plan! </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s stay connected </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships play a key role in closing the ‘relevance gap’ and developing students’ global competencies – close business/non-profit – education collaboration benefits everyone and prepares an exceptional workforce. </li></ul>