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ORGL 505 Project Hope....
Transcript of ORGL 505 Project Hope....
14 Board Members
Project Hope run by inclusive board for first six years, transitioning to policy board, stable staff.
Effective structure for growth that may need to change over the life of programs
Vinegar Flats Farms
New Leaf Bakery
The Porch Garden
Focus on nurturing existing relationships with repeat donors and establishing new relationships with potential donors grants, companies, individuals
Build coalitions within the larger system
No additional overhead needed to manage the grant.
Success: Creating a sustainable project which funds itself
- Social Media
- Promotion through community partners
Work seasonally and report to director
Network in Community
Participants sell food and talk about program
Growth from 6 to 42 participants overseen by youth supervisors
Trained in how to sell produce, harvest and lawn care
Professional Development: Resume & Interview
90% retention in program
Program serves to empower and create opportunities. A desire to learn and work hard qualifies hiring.
3 Paid College Supervisors
Supervision but little experience
Not much policy/risk management
Develop professional managing skills
Create empowerment and autonomy for themselves and participants (mentoring/role models)
150-175 mostly seasonal volunteers
Report to Director of Project Hope
Work to create consistency and build rapport
Suggestions....structural ways to communicate
Overview of Project Hope
Mission location goals
Project Hope as 'space'
Growth, effective culture, and strong relationships with donors
Structural: Communication system (esp. volunteers), policy, procedures, risk management, etc.
Web of inclusion - decentralize power/decision-making
Long-term strategic planning and finances (to-do vs. where they want to be), re-branding and vision; more clarity
Youth from the neighborhood staff a lawn care service, which tends the lawns of area residents and commercial properties
5-8 participants in this program
Riverfront Farm is the scattered-site urban farm cultivated by participants of Project Hope
6 donated lots, 1 owned by Project Hope
4,000 lbs of produce last year
The West Central and Emerson Garfield Marketplaces are multi-vendor farmer’s market that serves neighborhoods.
-Sell produce, manage profits, run the stand
-Promote Project Hope
West Central Episcopal Mission
Emerson, Garfield, Perry district
Whitworth Service Learning