ERIC Number: ED384139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Lending a H.E.L.P.ing Hand.
Updating School Board Policies, v26 n2 p1-6 1995
In 1994, 10 nonprofit institutions in Providence, Rhode Island, joined forces to form Health and Education Leadership for Providence (HELP), as a way to improve the health and education of the city's students. This document presents an interview with Neil A. Corkery, executive director of HELP, in which he described the process of developing health and education programs supported by nonprofit hospitals and universities in the school district. Pursuing city or school-nonprofit partnerships involve nine basic steps: (1) form a special committee to identify services; (2) develop a list of potential partnership initiatives; (3) identify potential supportive nonprofit initiatives; (4) involve school administrators and teachers in the planning process; (5) identify funding strategies and lobby state and local legislators to provide incentives that would stimulate nonprofit participation; (6) publicize the results of an executive meeting held with local leaders and nonprofit executives; (7) establish the coalition and form representative committees; (8) conduct a campaign to educate constituents; and (9) work with the media to publicize activities. Tips for working with the media are also highlighted. (LMI)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.