Together for Tomorrow: An Assessment of Partnership Formation

In spring 2013, students in PAD 6825 (Cross-Sector Governance) completed a service learning porject to evaluate the parntership formation in five Together for Tomorrow cities. They conducted telephone interviews with lead agencies in each city, VISTA members, school officials, and community partners to ascertain the processes employed to develop partnerships and utilize AmeriCorps VISTA resources. The project was jointly designed with the Corporation for National and Community Service and culminated in a national webinar, where students presented findings to a live audience of approximately 100 community leades. The contents of this brief are drawn in part from the data collected by students. This partnership is a win-win-win, for students learning about community partnerships, for the Corporation for National and Community Service seeking information about their pilot locations, ad for communities that can benefit from lessons learned to replicate or expand Together for Tomorrow.

Download the issue brief here.

TFT_CPNM Brief_Page_01

Published by Prof. dr. Thomas Bryer

Dr. Thomas Bryer is professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida, Fulbright Scholar and Specialist, Professor at Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania) and Visiting Professor Edge Hill University (United Kingdom).

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