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Program Goals

  1. Create a forum for community members, students, and teachers, in the Miami Shores area to learn from each other and explore topics from a variety of perspectives.
    Measure of Success:
    • The creation and delivery of engagement opportunities, such as meetings, speakers, professional development opportunities, events, etc.
    • Assess needs through formal and informal methods such as roundtable discussion, forums & evaluation tools
    • Use faculty expertise from partnership schools to help accomplish learning objectives

  2. Offer students an opportunity to examine their attitudes and behaviors through the learning and awareness that comes from their interactions with each other  
    Measure of Success:
    • Create annual learning objectives that will be assessed in terms of their impact/attainment
    • A measureable difference in the scores on a pre- and post-assessment (quantitative)
    • Self-reported changes in attitudes and behaviors will be gathered (qualitative)

  3. Create greater civic engagement in common activities and highlight programs offered by individual institutions.
    Measure of Success:
    • Each Partnership school will be asked to share what they are doing related to the topic or issue
    • Students will be asked to take the lead on developing the presentations that are shared at the events and Community Conversations

  4. Reduce cost for programmatic activities and enhance quality through sharing resources.
    Measure of Success:
    • Schools will contribute a dollar amount related to their interest in having their schools participate in the program
    • Cost for events and speakers will be shared among interested partnership organization

  5. Offer a model for other communities seeking to create civic engagement through partnership projects
    Measure of Success:
    • All steps in the development of this project will be documented and posted on website
    • On-going evaluation, both formal and informal, will be conducted and documented 

  6. Collaborate on opportunities to attract corporate and foundation financial support to offset programmatic costs
    Measure of Success:
    • A plan will be developed to clearly outline steps needed to obtain resources
    • Action steps will be identified to attain annual goals