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Walking Alongside Communities: Building Authentic Community Partnerships

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Target Audience

District & School Administrators, Educators

Estimated Duration

45 Minutes

This module is intended as training for K-12 LEA staff, particularly leaders, educators, and family and community engagement staff members, to better engage with community-based organizations and partners. 

  • To define what is meant by community and  Community-Based Organizations 
  • To discuss how LEAs might partner with CBOs to do a landscape analysis that focuses on gifts, strengths, and supports that help communities thrive (reference as the landscape analysis) 
  • To discuss how LEAs might partner with CBOs to do resource mapping and leverage community voices 
  • To discuss how LEAs might partner with CBOs to use the needs assessment and resource mapping to build and maintain strong partnerships 

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