Welcome to MAH’sC3: Creative Community CommitteeWe’re revitalizing our community programs at the MAH and are aiming this year tohave stronger community engagement in our programs. In order to do this we need your help inestablishing what our community’s needs are and how we can help meet them.
Meets Community NeedsMeets the needs of our communityas defined by our community.
Encourages New RelationshipsProvides platforms for visitors to make new connections and developexisting relationships through dialogue and collaboration.
Strengthens Community BondsStrengthens groups in the community throughcollaborative programs with numerous and diversecommunity members.
Bonding and Bridging Communities as defined by Robert D. Putnam Bonding: Strengthening relationships with pre-existing social groups in the community. Bridging: Bringing different and diverse social groups together that might not typically interact with one another.
Invites Active ParticipationVisitors can get meaningfully involved in hands oncultural experiences.
Connects People to Creativity and ArtProvides experiences that allow individuals and groups toexplore their creativity and learn new artistic processes.
Connects People to LocalHistory and CultureActivities reflect upon the historyand culture of Santa Cruz County.
Communities Let’s pick some key communities to focus on this evening.These communities can be defined by sharedcharacteristics, geography, social networks, locality,common interests, cultures or ethnicities.
Workshop • Break into small groups. • Establish your chosen community’s greatest needs. • Brainstorm projects that help meet these needs and also meet our community program goals. • List possible collaborators for each project.
Vote on One Cluster to PresentPlease describe the project and possible collaborators.• What community need does this project meet?• How would it strengthen, bond or bridge the community?• What would the goals of this project be?• How would you define and evaluate success?
Idea Share• Choose one person to briefly present your project.• Please write down any additional comments or possible collaborators for the projects presented.
Thank you for coming!Anyone who is interested incollaborating on a specificcommunity program projectdiscussed in C3 pleasecontact:Stacey Marie Garciastacey@santacruzmah.org831.429.1964 ext 7026