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Webinar

Building an Early Learning Community: Orientation to the Digital Progress Rating Tool

January 2020

In this webinar, attendees learned about the building blocks of an Early Learning Community and learn how to use exciting new, free tools that can help you assess your current efforts and build an action plan.

Webinar

Strengthening Families Webinar: Building Blocks for Early Learning Communities

January 2020

This webinar focused on a new digital tool available for communities to assess and improve upon their efforts to work across systems to become an Early Learning Community - and learn about how the building blocks of Early Learning Communities point us toward opportunities to help families build protective factors throughout our communities.

Webinar

Building Strong Local Alliances to Support Your PN-3 Agenda

August 2019

This presentation provided community engagement strategies for sharing power and building allies to help advance work in the prenatal-to-three space. Presenters shared frameworks for community engagement which increase levels of impact, trust and communication as well as what it takes to create conditions for full engagement where all participants feel welcomed, supported, and respected for their unique contributions.

Report

Building a Culture of Results: A Guide to Emerging Practices in Promise Neighborhoods Summary

January 2016

This guidebook highlights the "culture of results" adopted by Promise Neighborhoods and how the program ensures that effective solutions are launched, tracked, improved, and sustained. 

(72 pp)

Brief

Maintaining and Expanding the Pipeline: Guidance, Strategies, and Reflections on Sustaining a Promise Neighborhood

2017

This brief provides a framework and guiding questions to support Promise Neighborhoods in preparing for sustainability, with the approach that sustainability should be incorporated into overall strategy development.

(32 pp)

Report

Fostering Resident Voice and Influence in Community Change: The Making Connections Experience with Resident Engagement and Leadership.

2016

This report shares information on resident engagement from start-up to phase down and addresses strategies for seeding initial conversations, results-based leadership training, and sustaining resident engagement strategies. 

(36 pp)

Brief

Service Coordination to Achieve Results in Promise Neighborhoods.

January 2010

This brief provides information on service coordination and capacity building for Promise Neighborhoods based on previous place-based initiatives.

Brief

Systems Change Strategies and Resident-led Advocacy

January 2019

This brief identifies six elements or strategies for systems change and names residents as critical partners to achieve and sustain such change.

(25 pp)

Report

Mindful Leadership & Building Community Capacity Strategies and Lessons from Best Start Compton-East Compton

January 2019

This report includes information, recommendations, reflection questions, and sample exercises that residents, collaborative partners, funders, and capacity builders can use or adapt to promote mindful leadership in community change initiatives.

(30 pp)

Brief

Best Practice Brief: Building Community Partnership Governance Capacity: Strategies and Lessons from Best Start

January 2019

This issue brief is meant to provide members of community-led organizations and their partners with a detailed introduction to effective strategies for building governance capacity.

(29 pp)