ERIC Number: ED449488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying Local Resources for Your Literacy Program: A Guide for National Service Programs.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.; Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.; Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
This guide for locating local resources to support a literacy program is designed to help program directors or organizers identify partners and stakeholders in their community--those that may not have been thought of as a resource. In the context of this guide, resources refers to any organization, initiative, or individual who supports education-focused national service programs by sharing materials and information, collaborating on joint projects, or providing monetary or in-kind contributions, client or constituent referrals, or volunteers. The guide is organized around the typical needs of program coordinators. Topics such as Knowledge of Literacy Peers and Parent Involvement can be found in the guide under the "If You Need..." heading, followed by the types of organizations and individuals who may be able to help meet that need. For each need, the guide informs about: "What Others Have Done" to connect with similar resources in their communities; "Building Reciprocity," which shows how national service programs and members have in turn been valuable, responsive partners to schools, community organizations, and others; and "Research Hints" that give suggestions on how to identify and make initial contact with organizations, offices, or individuals who could be important allies for a program. The examples in the guide come from two case studies from North Carolina and Wyoming of how education-focused national service programs tap into local literacy resources. (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Support, Financial Support, Information Sources, Literacy, Parent Participation, Program Guides, Volunteers
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., 101 SW Main, Ste. 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 800-361-7890; full text at http://www.nwrel.org/learns/resources/startup/IDLocalResources.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.; Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.; Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.