7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program

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  • T H E B O N N E R P R O G R A MA C C E S S T O E D U C A T I O N , O P P O R T U N I T Y T O S E R V E

  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Bonner Program

    (and join the Bonner Network)

  • C O R E L L A & B E R T R A M F. B O N N E RF I R S T G E N E R A T I O N B U T D I D N T C O M P L E T E

  • A C C E S S T O E D U C AT I O N

    R E A S O N # 1

  • Four year commitment

    Community Service Work-Study stipend

    Some schools include additional service scholarship support

    S E R V I C E - B A S E D S C H O L A R S H I P

  • 5 to 30+ per class 20 to 100+ per campus

    > 65% Federal Work Study eligible

    min. 60/40 gender balance

    > diversity of school

    built in support group with identity tied to service commitment

    C O H O R T M O D E L

  • O P P O R T U N I T Y T O S E R V E

    R E A S O N # 2

  • B O N N E R S E R V I C E W O R K

    8-10 hours per week during the school year (280 to 300 hours per year + summers)

    up to 20% training & enrichment

    4 year developmental model for training and placements

    Bonners help lead program

  • good to great retention

    excel academically

    2/3 alumni working in public and non-profit sector (15,000+)

    sought after by grad schools and national service groups

    R E S U LT S

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNfAOn5bNGw&feature=player_embedded

  • C O M M U N I T Y I M PA C T

    R E A S O N # 3

  • C O M M U N I T Y I M PA C T

    Bonners valued members of partner staff

    deep partnerships with multiple levels of activities over many years

    capacity building projects in five areas: (1) volunteer management, (2) program development & training, (3) fundraising, (4) communication, and (5) research (CBR and policy)

  • Individuals & Places

    Mobilize students, faculty, staff, & community members to support individuals & places.

    Bonner Transformation GoalsCommunity Change

  • Programs

    Individuals & Places

    Train & support leaders who develop & manage evidence-based programs and projects.

    Bonner Transformation GoalsCommunity Change

  • Organizations

    Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources.

    Programs

    Individuals & Places

    Bonner Transformation GoalsCommunity Change

  • Systems

    Partner in capacity-building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change.

    Organizations

    Programs

    Individuals & Places

    Bonner Transformation GoalsCommunity Change

  • C A M P U S - W I D E C ATA LY S T S F O R C H A N G E

    R E A S O N # 4

  • C A M P U S - W I D E L E A D E R S

    20 to 100+ student cohort of well trained and highly motivated service stars on campus

    85% have another leadership role on campus

    excel in integrating service with academics

  • I N S T I T U T I O N A L I M PA C T

    R E A S O N # 5

  • I N S T I T U T I O N A L I M PA C T

    inspires further innovation and institutional commitment

    other cohort models modeled on Bonner

    advancement and admissions offices engaged

    teaching and learning offices connecting

  • Campus Change

    Individuals & Places

    Develop & engage students knowledge,

    skills, values, and collective action.

    Bonner Transformation Goals

  • Develop and integrate community engaged learning courses &

    programs.

    Programs

    Individuals & Places

    Campus ChangeBonner Transformation Goals

  • C U R R I C U L A R E X A M P L E S

    community-based research & public policy CBR (Learn & Serve)

    civic engagement academic pathways (FIPSE)

    high impact educational practices tied to high impact community partnerships

    engaged signature work

  • Organizations

    Build campus center that leads effort to make

    place-based community engagement deep, pervasive, integrated & developmental.

    Programs

    Individuals & Places

    Campus ChangeBonner Transformation Goals

  • C O M M U N I T Y O F P R A C T I C E

    R E A S O N # 6

  • C O M M U N I T Y O F P R A C T I C E

    60+ colleges and universities with 3,000 Bonners

    shared goals, frameworks, and program

    develop and share emerging models

    series of annual meetings directors and coordinators convene 2x/yr student leaders convene 2x/yr orientation for new staff

  • Diversity Respect the many different dimensions of diversity in

    our public lives.

    Civic Engagement Participate intentionally as a

    citizen in the democratic process, actively engaging in public policy

    and direct service.

    Community Building Establish and sustain a

    vibrant community of place, personal relationships and

    common interests.

    Social Justice Advocate for fairness, impartiality and equality while addressing systemic social

    and environmental issues.

    International Perspective: Develop international understanding

    that enables Bonners to participate successfully in a global society.

    Spiritual Exploration Explore personal beliefs while

    respecting the spiritual practices of others.

    Common Commitments

  • Student Development Access to Education, Opportunity to Serve

    Campus Infrastructure Culture of service

    Community Partnerships

    Measurable impact

    Integrated Approach

  • Exploration - immersions, shadowing, rotations, resulting in regular placement

    Experience - solid programmatic role -(Program Assistant - capacity building

    Example - site and program leadership - capacity building

    Expertise - capstone projects, research, studies

    Expectation - selection includes an ethic of service

    Student Development

  • Emerging - at least three students with developmental positions and a multi-year partnership plan

    Experience - multiple students with developmental positions and a team leader; trainings and meetings; annual plan revision

    Exemplar - team; leader; - ongoing capacity building, academic engagement projects, or; networking corps

    Exploratory Partnerships - a few semester positions or an academic community engagement project

    Partner Development

  • The Emerging Professionals 5-6 years experience

    The Not So New Kids on the Block 3-4 years experience

    Staff Development

    The Future 0-2 years experience

    The Middle Management 6-8 years experience

    The Confident Professionals 5-6 years experience

    The Wisdom Seeking Professionals 5-6 years experience

    The Seasoned Survivors (aka Wizards 5-6 years experience

    http://bonnernetwork.pbworks.com/w/page/33256703/Bonner%2520Staff%2520Developmental%2520Model

  • Systems

    Leverage Bonner Network as a community of best

    practice, and resource for higher education locally and

    nationally

    Organizations

    Programs

    Individuals & Places

    Campus ChangeBonner Transformation Goals

  • CommunityCampusSystems

    Leverage Bonner Network as a community of best practice,

    and resource for higher education locally and nationally

    Partner in capacity-building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change.

    Organizations

    Build campus center that leads effort to make

    place-based community engagement deep, pervasive, integrated & developmental.

    Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources.

    Programs

    Develop and integrate community engaged learning

    courses & programs.

    Train & support leaders who develop & manage evidence-based programs and projects.

    Individuals & Places

    Develop & engage students knowledge, skills, values, and

    collective action.

    Mobilize students, faculty, staff, & community members to support individuals & places.

    Bonner Transformation Goals

  • B O N N E R L O V ER E A S O N # 7