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Community Connections. Authors/Developers. University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension Diane Vigna Nancy Eberle Connie Hancock Dennis Kahl Connie Reimers-Hild Carroll Welte Sandy Stockall. Authors/Developers. Nebraska Department of Education Gregg Christensen

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Community Connections


University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension

Diane Vigna

Nancy Eberle

Connie Hancock

Dennis Kahl

Connie Reimers-Hild

Carroll Welte

Sandy Stockall


Nebraska Department of Education

Gregg Christensen

RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

Craig Schroeder

Nebraska Human Resources Institute

Lindsay Hastings

Future Force

Matt Hastings


Krieger Family Foundation

Jim Krieger

Nebraska Farm Bureau

Keith Olson

Community Connections – Accomplishments

  • 8 Listening Sessions – completed Sept. 2008

  • Report – Listening to the Experts – October 2008

  • CC Team dominant themes and curriculum priorities meeting - October 31, 2008

  • Sub committee work - structuring the curriculum – December, 2008

  • CC structure, curriculum assignments – January 2009

  • CC website projected launch – April 2009

Community Connections - Structure


A Curriculum and Resource Guide

For Building Strong Entrepreneurial Communities

Chapter 1

How to get FREE PIZZAS

Introduction to the idea

Chapter 2

Master Bakers

Find the mavens, champions, coaches

Power Clusters

Chapter 3

Recipe for Success

Models, Templates, Case Studies

Chapter 4: Focus on the Ingredients

Community Assessments

Asset Mapping

Entrepreneurs in the Community

Demographics – Census and Economic Census

$$ spent by community / child on k-12 education

Historical review of the Community

Community Survey (Values, Attitudes)

Baseline information

Evaluation Plan

Long range vision based on assessment

Chapter 5

Pre Heat the Oven – Get it Really HOT!

Light the Spark

Find youth in your community

who have what it takes to be entrepreneurs

Fan the fire!

Bring youth into this group.

Get to know them and their ideas.

Embrace their entrepreneurial spirits!

Chapter 6

Start with the Dough

Finding Resources for Young Entrepreneurs

Chapter 7

The Perfect Sauce

Changing Attitudes to Encourage Youth

Intergenerational Change

Chapter 8

Customize it

Tailoring ideas to your Community

Intergenerational Dialogue

Chapter 9

Bake in a Hot Oven

It all takes time

Long Range Planning

Chapter 10

Cut into Slices

Making things do-able

Chapter 11

Serve it Up!

Marketing to the community





Chapter 12

FREE PIZZAS forever!

SustainingFREE PIZZASin your community

On-going program

Resources and Tool Box

Back Page

Diane C. Vigna, Ph.D.

Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design

University of Nebraska—Lincoln

[email protected]

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