Community Action Partnership
Results at the Community Level Learning Community Group
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Overview of the Results at the Community Level LCG
Building upon the conversations and experiences of our Place-Based Strategies for Community Revitalization LCG, the project focus of this group is to establish a clear definition of what community level needs, outcomes, and strategies are, and to explore how to observe and document change at the community level and how to share the process with key stakeholders. Agencies spend a significant amount of time focused on the conditions of poverty which most directly impact family/individual level needs, outcomes, and services. However, community level work gives agencies the opportunity to understand and address various dimensions of the broader conditions that may be more directly tied to the causes of poverty also. Both family and community level approaches provide agencies with an opportunity to maximize results.
Over 23 agencies from across the country expressed their interest on this topic and committed to participate in this new group. Leading the efforts of the group are LCRC Subject Matter Experts, Dana Jackson and Barbara Mooney. Dana Jackson is a partner with Better Together Strategies, LLC, a Louisville based consulting firm that specializes in urban engagement strategies and comprehensive community change work. Dr. Mooney is the Project Director of the National ROMA Training Network and co-author of Introduction to ROMA.
Group Meeting Schedule and Format
Differing from our other closed Learning Community Groups, the Results at the Community Level LCG met in an intensive format from February to April of this year. The first five meetings of this group drilled down on various aspects of identifying and planning community level work.
What is community level work? – Meeting 1, Friday, Feb. 10
Identifying the need – Meeting 2, Thursday, Feb. 23
Describe the project (Factor Analysis) – Meeting 3, Friday, March 10
Identifying and Tracking Indicators – Meeting 4, Friday, March 24
Collecting and Analyzing Data – Meeting 5, Friday, April 28
After April, group members had the opportunity to access one-on-one technical assistance and will culminate their learning process at the Partnership Annual Convention in August 2017.
This resource page was created by the National Association of Community Action Agencies – Community Action Partnership, in the performance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services Grant Number, 90ET0452. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.