Partnership: Partnership Requirements, Principles, and Accountabilities

Overview

You'll gain a deeper understanding of partnerships as:

  • Existing along a continuum that runs from holding maximum control within the lead agency to more shared decisionmaking
  • Including everything from informal, emerging collaborative efforts all the way to sophisticated, mature, formalized bodies
  • Representative of the community, include a wide range of voices, and enable residents to have an active role in decisionmaking
  •  Successful when the lead agency creates and sustains an environment of trust and ensures collective accountability for specific desired results

Host:

  • Cheryl Rogers, Consultant

Guests:

  • Arlene Lee, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Kate Shoemaker, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Latasha Morgan, Director of After School Programs, Harlem Children’s Zone

Partnership: Partnership Day-to-day Management and Decision-making

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn about

  • Management structures, processes and tools useful in working with partners
  • Aligning multiple components: managing complex interactions within and across organizations and communities, and using what you learn to adapt and refine your approach
  • Creating a culture of performance and accountability within the lead agency and across partners for successful management

Host:

  • Bill Shepardson, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Guests:

  • Theresa Fujiwara, Strategy & Policy Advisor at the White Center Community Development Association and former Making Connections site liaison, 
  • Anne Williams-Isom, Chief Operating Officer, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Erica Terrell, Program Director, Harlem Children’s Zone

Community Engagement: Strategic Ways to Engage the Community: Working with Families and Communities to Improve Outcomes for Children

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn about how family and community engagement in education is a shared responsibility in which schools and other community organizations engage families in meaningful ways, and in which families are committed to actively supporting their children’s learning and development is effective when it is continuous from birth to young adulthood, and occurs across multiple settings where children learn.

Host:

  • Kay Fernandez Smith, PolicyLink

Guests:

  • Sarah Jonas, The Children’s Aid Society National Center for Community Schools
  • Marlene Fox, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Kaaryn Nailor, Harlem Children’s Zone

Community Engagement: Developing Leadership Capacity Within the Community

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn how to to engage residents and develop community leaders, know best what’s needed in the community, lend legitimacy and credibility to local efforts, have staying power, have important strengths to contribute and can help hold parties accountable for results.

Host:

  • Cheryl Rogers, Consultant

Guests:

  • Nilofer Ahsan, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Marlene Fox, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Kaaryn Nailor, Harlem Children’s Zone

Finance & Sustainability: Program Financing for Sustainability

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn how to develop a strategic financing plan to sustain your community's work and increase its impact:

  • Understanding the array of resources that need to be mobilized for sustainability
  • Develop clarity on what you want to sustain and the costs involved
  • Mapping and analyzing current funding and identify gaps
  • Assessing and prioritizing potential federal, state, local and private funding opportunities

Host:

  • Michael McAfee, Promise Neighborhoods Institute

Guests:

  • Cheri Hayes, The Finance Project
  • Debbie Kim, Harlem Children’s Zone

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