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

Finance & Sustainability: Program Growth and Development

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn how to create a strategic business plan that is clear about how many children and families must be served over time to achieve desired results, based on a set of assumptions about how interventions will be expanded over time, estimates naturally escalating and new programs costs for staff and infrastructure, presents costs in different ways (e.g., by result area, intervention, cost per participant, etc.) and estimates short and long term funding gaps

Host:

  • Kate Shoemaker, Harlem Children's Zone

Guests:

  • Michael Etzel, Bridgespan
  • Tracey K. Costello, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Margo Wright, Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Lauren Scopaz, Harlem Children’s Zone

Data: Gathering and Using Data for Needs Assessment and Segmentation Analysis

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn howNavigate collecting data for the Promise Neighborhoods indicators Better understand needs assessment and segmentation analysis

Host:

  • Frank Farrow, The Center for the Study of Social Policy

Guests:

  • Jennifer Comey, Urban Institute
  • Steve Spiker, Urban Strategies Council

Data: Designing a Longitudinal Data System

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn about a model to developing a platform for community data sharing and use Strategies for Addressing FERPA and HIPAA when designing a longitudinal data system

Host:

  • Victor Rubin, PolicyLink

Guests:

  • Vanessa Bekkouche-Samuelson, Information Coordinator, The Providence Plan
  • Steve Winnick, Attorney, Education Counsel 

  • Jon Neiditz, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Data: Using Data for Planning, Implementation, and Community Accountability

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn about using data for program improvement, building capacity to increase accountability in a diverse community collaborative and results-based accountability that helps leaders and organizations plan; choose realistic, goals; implement effective strategies; and identify clear benchmarks by which to measure success.

Host:

  • Betina Jean-Louis, Director, Evaluation, Harlem Children's Zone

Guests:

  • Shana Brodnax, Senior Manager, Early Childhood Programs, Harlem Children's Zone
  • Sebastian Schreiner, Former Data and Evaluation Coordinator, Making Connections San Antonio

Data: Results-Driven Partnerships with Traditional Public Schools

Overview

A webinar series hosted by Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink, you'll learn about how schools, school districts and partners.

Host:

  • Cheryl Rogers, Consultant

Guests:

  • Bill Shepardson, Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Jazmine Lewis, Program Director, The Harlem Children’s Zone

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