Did you know that 75% of prison inmates are school dropouts? Increasing graduation rates of males by only 1% would save the country $1.4 billion in reduced crime related costs? With a H.S. diploma the median household wealth increases by 10 fold over a lifetime? With a college degree that number increases to 90 times more median household wealth? An estimated 13 million dropouts over the next decade will cost the nation $3 trillion in lost taxes, incarceration expenses, and social services? Latina/os have a much higher high school dropout rate than do blacks or whites?
This framework is a vital tool for early childhood education and care providers seeking to build effective engagement strategies. While the framework is intended for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, its lessons are useful and applicable to a much broader audience of early childhood programs. This framework outlines an approach to building solid foundations for successful parent and family engagement in three areas: program leadership, continuous improvement, and professional development.
Community coaches work with local leaders and social change organizations. Working with a coach is a strategy to set goals, take action, make better decisions, and develop natural strengths. Successful coaches focus on outcomes, but not at the expense of the process. They are attuned to the need for balance.
You can request a free e-book copy of the field guide by filling out a short form at this site. This book is a 108-page guide to concepts, tools, and examples of coaching that supports individuals, coalitions, groups, and institutions engaged in shaping and sustaining community change. It incorporates examples from rural and urban settings along with tips and tales from over a dozen experienced practitioners.
Join us for a CYFERnet Community Online Workshop to explore the basic concept of Community Coaching. This is the first event in a five-part series that CYFERnet Community will offer on Community Coaching for Guiding Sustainable Community Change.
Online training to learn the challenges and rewards of working with faith-based audiences and organizations and assisting Extension professionals partnering with the faith-based community in implementing educational programs
This essay provides an overview of two different but potentially complementary approaches to poverty reduction: “community-building and social justice pathways to community vitality” and “work pathways to economic self-sufficiency.” It then discusses the role of advocacy in developing policies that can support these approaches.
Understanding the complexities of collaboration and applying the key elements involved in collaboration increase the likelihood of achieving shared goals and outcomes. The Collaboration Framework is designed to help individuals and practitioners who are either starting collaborations or need help in strengthening an existing collaboration.