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					Community Engagement:



   Tactics & Strategies for
Understanding your Community
Outline:

1. Why Community Engagement?
2. Who are Community Partners?
3. How to engage with the Community?
4. Planning for Community Engagement
Why have community engagement when
      planning a Charter School?


 Understanding the needs of the Community
 Learning from your Community
 Collaborating with your Community
 Aligning Core Beliefs/Mission of the school with
  the Community
 Gathering and Analyzing the information will
  help better serve their children
      Who are your Community Partners?


 MNPS
 Families/Parents
 Libraries & Community Centers
 Local Businesses & Business Leader
 Elected Leaders
 Not for Profits
 How to engage with community partners?

 Know your Community

    Community

    Schools:

      What it take to start a Charter School in MNPS:
       http://www.mnps.org/Page61129.aspx
      Schools Listed by Cluster:
        http://www.mnps.org/Page56789.aspx
      Map of Schools:
       http://www.mnps.org/googlemaps/MNPS_Clusters_Map.html
      School Matters: http://www.schoolmatters.com/
 How to engage with community partners?


 Types of Activities:
  Surveys
  Interviews
  Meetings
  Focus Groups
  Other Ideas
   Planning for Community Engagement


 Preparation:
   Establish Purpose
   Establish Objectives/Questions
   Identify Participants
   Identify Location
   Outline for the Engagement
   Spread the Word
   Planning for Community Engagement


 Example: Focus Group Outline
  Introductions
           Ground Rules
  Establish
  Ask Questions & Record Answers
  Share Next Steps



 Let’s Start Planning

				
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