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American Indian Community Council: History and Overview of original Theory of Change. Desired Outcomes. Meeting participants: Understand the history of the American Indian Community Council Understand AICC’s approach to community change Have an opportunity to dialogue about the approach.

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American indian community council history and overview of original theory of change

American Indian Community Council: History and Overview of original Theory of Change


Desired outcomes

Desired Outcomes

Meeting participants:

  • Understand the history of the American Indian Community Council

  • Understand AICC’s approach to community change

  • Have an opportunity to dialogue about the approach


History

HISTORY


Pair share

Pair Share

  • Find a partner

  • In 2 minutes, answer:

  • When did you first become involved with the American Indian Community Council?

  • How have you been involved?


History1

HISTORY

  • Children’s Planning Council founded in 1991 with County Board of Supervisors approval to serve as a bridge between county government & communities at a regional level

  • Regional councils begin with a focus on networking, information dissemination, & efforts to connect with county systems

  • In 2001, SPA/AIC Councils help identify “strengthening the capacity of communities to act on their own behalf” as a key element of CPC theory of change and as a primary focus of their work


History service planning area boundaries

HISTORY: SERVICE PLANNING AREA BOUNDARIES


American indian community council

American Indian Community Council

  • Began in 1998 as part of the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council

  • One of nine community councils

  • AICC became an independent entity with the CPC transitioned into a new non-profit organization


Strengthening community capacity

Strengthening Community Capacity

Strengthen capacity in communities that support parents, residents, and other partners in their efforts to be the best advocates they can be for children and their families.


Aicc community change approach

AICC Community Change Approach


One approach three strategies

One Approach, Three Strategies

  • Approach: Asset Based Community development

  • Strategies: Community Engagement, Community Organizing, Shared Decision Making


Approach abcd

Approach: ABCD

  • Asset Based Community Development

    • Based on developing a community’s ability to recognize its strengths, leverage resources from institutions, and create community solutions to social problems.

    • Based on idea that government and non-profits alones can’t solve social problems.

    • Long term strategy that requires investment in community leadership and training, as well as mutually beneficial partnerships.


Abcd in action

ABCD in Action

FIND AND MOBILIZE ASSETS OF THE COMMUNITY:

  • RESIDENTS

  • ASSOCIATIONS AND CONGREGATIONS

  • BUSINESS, NONPROFIT, GOVERNMENT

  • LOCAL ECONOMY

  • WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO?

    2.WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO IT WITH?

    • Find assets

    • Connect assets

  • HOW DO WE GET THEM TO DO IT?

    • Relationships

    • Discover self interest “motivation to act”

    • Self interest to common interest

  • HOW ARE WE DOING?

    • Evaluation

    • Celebration


  • United native youth l a

    United Native Youth L.A.

    Los Angeles American Indian Youth Coalition


    Neighborhood needs map

    Neighborhood Needs Map


    Community asset map

    Community Asset Map


    Abcd continued

    ABCD, Continued

    TWO SOLUTIONS, TWO PATHS

    NEEDSASSETS

    Service to Meet Needs Connect/Contribute

    Consumers Citizens

    “Programs are the Answer “People are the Answer”


    Strategy community engagement

    Strategy: Community Engagement

    • Process for building relationships through the exchange of information or a service associated with a pressing need

    • May be initiated by any party

    • Efforts such as community surveys, focus groups, and conferences are important strategies that facilitate information exchange, but are insufficient to build a community’s capacity to act on its own behalf


    Strategy community organizing

    Strategy: Community Organizing

    • Advocacy – power based on expertise

    • Grassroots Lobbying – planned testimony

    • Organized Voting - GOTV

    • Direct Action-boycotts, strikes, etc.

    • Mass Media

    • Legal Power – lawsuits, injunctions, etc.


    Strategy shared decision making

    Strategy: Shared Decision Making

    Process of bringing together key stakeholders to the decision-making table in an ongoing, sustainable way

    Requires that all involved stakeholders work collaboratively to share access, information/data, resources, and authority in order to identify solutions to address conditions affecting child and family well-being


    Continuum of community change work

    Continuum of Community Change Work


    Small group discussion

    Small Group Discussion

    In small groups, answer the following:

    • What stood out to you about what was shared?

    • Do you think the AICC should continue with this approach and three strategies?

    • What questions do you have?


    Next steps

    Next Steps

    • Board and Council will discuss at our next joint meeting in September

    • Receive Mini-Grant to conduct Community Organizing

    • Continue this discussion at AICC Meetings, if there is community interest


    Thank you

    THANK YOU


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