Community Initiatives

Associates work with community partners to design, launch and sustain initiatives with school communities, civic engagement and networks of communities. Initiatives have included:

  • Community Youth Forums to plan civic engagement campaigns.
  • Service-Learning projects.
  • Leadership for Learning initiatives to develop cadres including youth, parents, teachers and administrators to catalyze school improvement.
  • Sharing Rallies for networks of communities with a common mission.

Representative Clients include:

Through the auspices of St. Luke’s Health Initiative, an Associate has facilitated the forming of the Connect 2 Help Communities Collaborative. The Arizona Community Action Association, FIBCO Family Services, National Alliance of Mental Health, the Mental Health Association of America, the Mesa Partnership for Children with Special Health Care Needs and the Southwest Institute for Families and Children have all joined together to create a simple but powerful web-based tool that rapidly connects individuals in need with community volunteers ready and willing to help. By using a strengths-based community development approach, C2HC taps into community resources of goods and services. C2HC volunteers register on the website as Helpers and receive emails of registered needs. The Coordinator and Community Liaisons facilitate the helping connection between recipient and helper

Casey Family Programs – Facilitated quarterly planning events for the first four years of the PASSAGE Transition Coalition serving the needs of young adults transitioning out of foster care. PASSAGE is now an independent 501(c)3 non-profit.

ASU Lodestar Center – Provided Action Planning for the Service Learning Class and the AZ Humans Student Association.