Category Archives: Communities

Schools with Community Partnerships Offer the Best Results

  A new paper from the Coalition for Community Schools demonstrates the importance of community schools and explores the relationship between community schools, Promise Neighborhoods, and other cradle-to-career, place-based strategies. The Role of Community Schools in Place-Based Initiatives: Collaborating for Student Success looks at various place-based strategies and their effectiveness.  Across the country, there are…

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Key Ways Museums and Libraries Support Young Children

  Transform Consulting Group is highlighting the capacity of museums and libraries as an often overlooked resource to support early learning efforts. The federal Institute of Museum and Libraries Services (IMLS) and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently released a report documenting 10 key ways that libraries and museums are supporting young children. Growing Young Minds: How Museums…

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Tips and Resources for Volunteer Recruitment

  Transform Consulting Group recently helped recruit summer workshop volunteers for College Summit, an organization dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rates of youth from low-income communities. Many organizations rely on volunteers to help staff programs, assist clients, provide administrative support and participate on their Board. Volunteers are a valuable resource that, if cultivated properly,…

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New Indianapolis Grant: Community Crime Prevention

Does your organization run a crime prevention program? The Indianapolis Foundation will be accepting applications from July 1 – July 31, 2013 from organizations that have experience in local crime prevention and/or crime reduction efforts. The Indianapolis Foundation (a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate) manages the grant program for the City of Indianapolis. Applicants must be a…

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Guidance for Creating Promise Neighborhoods

  A new report from The Urban Institute, Measuring Performance: A Guidance Document for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Data and Reporting Results, provides recommendations on data collection and strategies to track progress over time and ensure program efficiency and effectiveness.  Other place-based initiatives and organizations working to improve schools and early childhood education programs in…

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