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One Community. Foundation for Collaboration The Poverty Reduction Initiative and The Lewis Walker Institute. One Community. An information infrastructure to support efforts to build more equitable and inclusive communities

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One community

One Community

Foundation for Collaboration

The Poverty Reduction Initiative

and

The Lewis Walker Institute


One community1

One Community

  • An information infrastructure to support efforts to build more equitable and inclusive communities

  • Emphasis on positive vision of the kind of community we would like to be, and what it will take make that vision a reality

  • Rhetorical “Flip-Side” of the One Community model is poverty reduction and combating racism


Components of one community model

Components of One Community Model

1.Community Indicators System

  • Poverty trends

  • Quality of life indicators

    • Health

    • Education

    • Housing

      2.Evaluation of the effectiveness of the community’s infrastructure of health and human services

      3.Dissemination of information on best practices

      4.Public information Campaign and Advocacy


One community model s incarnations

One Community Model’s “Incarnations”

  • One Kalamazoo, One Community

  • One Southwest Michigan, One Community

  • One West Michigan, One Community

  • Kalamazoo Action Covenant

  • One Battle Creek, One Community

  • More to come…


Funding support

Funding Support

  • Kellogg Foundation$70,000

  • Community Development Block Grant$20,000

  • Voices for Action

    • Region 3 – Southwest Michigan$61,000

    • Region 6 – Grand Rapids/West Michigan$6,000 + ?

    • Technical Assistance Grant$20,000

  • Fetzer Institute$5,000 + ?


One community current and potential programming

One Community:Current and Potential Programming

  • Voices for Action

    • Southwest Michigan (Region 6)

    • West Michigan (Region 3)

  • Kalamazoo County Multipurpose Collaborative Body

    • Memorandum of Understanding

  • Kalamazoo Action Covenant

  • Support for Phase 2 of the Kalamazoo Promise

    • “Keeping the Promise


One community current and potential programming cont

One Community:Current and Potential Programming (cont.)

  • Kellogg-sponsored work

    • Community forums in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

    • Support for Community-focused Applied Research

    • Potential for deeper involvement in Battle Creek

    • Kellogg interest in supporting the Kalamazoo Promise

    • Potential collaboration with Kellogg Biological Station


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