Contact: Rachel Welborn, Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Nearly seven years of work to promote civic engagement in high poverty counties has led to rich insights into where and how this work thrives. A team of researchers from across the South joined hands to synthesize the new understandings gleaned from these efforts. The results are now published in a special issue of the Journal of the Community Development Society, published in July 2016. Articles in the Journal include:
- Dyk, P., Monroe, P., Tyler-Mackey, C., Welborn, R., & Worthy, S. L. (2016). Turning the Tide on Poverty: History, theoretical frameworks, and methods, Community Development.
- Tyler-Mackey, C., Monroe, P., Dyk, P. Welborn, R., & Worthy, S. L. (2016). Turning the Tide on Poverty: Community climate in economically distressed rural communities, Community Development.
- Worthy, S. L., Tyler-Mackey, C., Dyk, P., Monroe, P., & Welborn, R. (in review). Turning the Tide on Poverty: Perception of leaders and leadership in economically distressed communities, Community Development.
- Worthy, S. L., Downey, L., Dyk, P., Tyler-Mackey, C., Monroe, P., & Welborn, R. (2016). Turning the Tide on Poverty: Community champions as critical elements of success in turning around economically distressed communities, Community Development.
- Monroe, P., Tyler-Mackey, C., Dyk, P., Welborn, R., Worthy, S. L., Lowe, C., & Pickett, N. (2016). Turning the Tide on Poverty: Sustainability of community engagement in economically distressed communities, Community Development.
- Welborn, R., Downey, L., Dyk, P., Monroe, P., Tyler-Mackey, C., & Worthy, S. L. (2016). Turning the Tide on Poverty: The role of Cooperative Extension Service in the initiative, Community Development.
- Welborn, R., Downey, L., Dyk, P., Monroe, P., Tyler-Mackey, C., & Worthy, S. L. (2016). Turning the Tide on Poverty: Documenting impacts through Ripple Effect Mapping, Community Development.
Program site: http://srdc.msstate.edu/tide/
Keywords: Civic engagement, poverty, ripple mapping, race relations, champions
Target Audiences: University personnel, Extension professionals
Contact: Barbara Radke, email@example.com
Description: This publication, developed by Extension professionals at the University of Minnesota Extension Service, presents a model or process of civic engagement. This model represents a holistic approach to civic engagement that consists of five stages. These are:
- Act Together
Conveners and community are identified as the two partners in civic engagement. The five stages illustrate how conveners and community can move from launching deliberative work to implementation of specific strategies that address a public issue.
Keywords: civic engagement, collaboration, discussion, reflection
Target Audiences: community members, elected/appointed leaders
Contact: Kyle Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI), located at Colorado State University, is a public-private partnership that works with local communities to provide parents/youth/communities with the knowledge, skills and tools for civic engagement. The goals of FLTI are to effect positive family leadership development by:
- Helping families become leaders in their communities through civic engagement;
- Expanding and facilitating the capacity of families to be change agents on a neighborhood, regional and state level;
- Developing supportive communities of families within regions of the state;
- Facilitating family involvement in state and local policy decision-making processes;
- Increasing parent-child interaction through family involvement.
FLTI offers a 20-week program that integrates personal and child development, leadership training, civic literacy and civic participation skills. The curriculum for this program includes four components: an initial retreat; two 10-week sessions that focus on knowledge about the change process, skill building, tools of civic engagement, and a community project.
Keywords: civic engagement, family leadership
Target Audiences: Individuals, community
The target audience for FLTI is to have a diverse background and reflect the demographics of the community, i.e. various ages/ethnicity/income/education levels/etc.