Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Webinar: Designing a Continuum of Evidence-Based Solutions for Your Promise Neighborhood

On March 24, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) will be hosting a webinar on key issues in designing a continuum of solutions within the context of a Promise Neighborhood effort. A continuum of solutions, sometimes described as a "pipeline," is a seamlessly linked set of evidence-based programs, services and supports intended to help ensure the success of young people as they travel from cradle-through-college-to career. The webinar, entitled "Designing a Continuum of Evidence-Based Solutions for Your Promise Neighborhood," will draw on the experiences of a panel of leaders in designing and planning to implement their continuums, and allow participants the opportunity to share their own questions. The presentation will be particularly useful for communities that are currently in the planning phase of their Promise Neighborhoods work, though other communities interested in taking a more holistic approach to supporting their children and families may also find it beneficial.

Speakers will offer their thoughts on key questions including:
  • What makes a continuum of solutions different than a comprehensive collection of evidence-based programs, services and supports?
  • How can you use data from your community’s needs assessment and segmentation analysis to inform the development of solutions in your continuum?
  • What considerations should you make when deciding how to sequence and roll out different pieces of your continuum of solutions over time?
 Panelists will include*:
  • George Khaldun, Chief Administrative Officer, Harlem Children's Zone
  • Michelle Martin, Chief Operating Officer, Northside Achievement Zone (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Christina Gonzalez, Senior Program Director, Northside Achievement Zone (Minneapolis, MN)

The webinar will take place on Monday, March 24 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT. To register for the presentation, please visit here.

The webinar, hosted by CSSP with support from the U.S. Department of Education, is part of the training and technical assistance program designed for Promise Neighborhood grantees.

*Updated 3/20/14

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