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Partnership Building A Step-by-Step Guide to Establishing and Executing an Effective Community-Based Organization & Colleg...
Overview of Presenters <ul><li>LINK Unlimited (Chicago, IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) </li></ul>
Step 1:  Identification:  Determining Who are Viable Partners <ul><li>How do you determine which colleges/universities to ...
Identification, Continued <ul><li>What to look for in a partnership </li></ul><ul><li>What data to gather </li></ul><ul><u...
Step 2:  Cultivation:  Developing the Relationship <ul><li>Determining key contact (the opportunities programs office, div...
Step 3:  Execution:  Making the Relationship Work  <ul><li>Engaging college representatives in college readiness programs ...
Step 4: Sustainability  <ul><li>Maintain a year-around relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Level set: successes and areas for i...
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Showcase Session LINK Unlimited and Colgate University: A Community-Based Organization and University Partnership

  1. 1. Partnership Building A Step-by-Step Guide to Establishing and Executing an Effective Community-Based Organization & College/University Partnership
  2. 2. Overview of Presenters <ul><li>LINK Unlimited (Chicago, IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 1: Identification: Determining Who are Viable Partners <ul><li>How do you determine which colleges/universities to establish a partnership with? </li></ul><ul><li>Key considerations: Does the college…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the desire to provide educational access opportunities to underserved students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the infrastructure to support the partnership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have adequate services, resources, and support systems to ensure college graduation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Identification, Continued <ul><li>What to look for in a partnership </li></ul><ul><li>What data to gather </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retention and graduation rates of minorities and low-income students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Percentage of students that receive financial aid all 4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ratio of grants to loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career placement services and/or graduate/professional school placement services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to “sell” your program as a viable/beneficial partner </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 2: Cultivation: Developing the Relationship <ul><li>Determining key contact (the opportunities programs office, diversity officer, admission office) </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor programs to learn more about the college </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing lists, email distribution lists for individual colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of other schools who have an interest in establishing/increasing partnerships with CBOs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 3: Execution: Making the Relationship Work <ul><li>Engaging college representatives in college readiness programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College fairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Obtaining funding from colleges to get students and staff on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering during the application process </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 4: Sustainability <ul><li>Maintain a year-around relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Level set: successes and areas for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Making strategic decisions together about the relationship between the organizations – what more can be done to enhance the connection? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul>

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