Presentation on theme: "Community Asset Mapping"— Presentation transcript:
1Community Asset Mapping J.R. Roush & Shane ShopeOhio University
2Contrasting orientations to thinking about communities and schools Resource versus assetExtraction versus capacity-building
3INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY ASSET MAP –(15 MINUTES). Exercise:INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY ASSET MAP –(15 MINUTES).*DRAW A MAP OF YOUR COMMUNITY & IDENTIFY ALL OF THE ASSETS--e.g., a historic site, a wetlands.Roush
4JOT DOWN AN INSIGHT YOU GAINED FROM YOUR PERSONAL MAP TO SHARE WITH A SMALL GROUP e.g., a new business is owned by an alumnus of your district (2 MINUTES)
5COMMUNITY MAP DISCUSSION- SMALL GROUPS OF 4 (15 MINUTES). * Individuals will share their insight with the group and discuss commonalities, differences.
6SMALL GROUPS PLEASE SHARE SOME “AHA SMALL GROUPS PLEASE SHARE SOME “AHA!” MOMENTS WITH THE ENTIRE GROUP (10-15 MINUTES).
7Community Asset Mapping Identified key community componentsListed human assets and created categoriesProvided a listing of Churches in the districtsIdentified physical resources/ assetsLocated all assets on GIS map of countyProvided census dataShope
8Deficit based thinking: Highland County Has the highest unemployment rate in Ohio as of 12/1/09 through current 1/15/10Currently 4th highest teen pregnancy rate in Ohio and has historically either had the highest or one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Ohio.Casualty of approximately 10,000 jobs lost through DHL alone.Roush
9Census data Mowrystown- major town in the Bright Local District (2 post secondary degrees in the entire town). 1 associates degree/ 1 B.A. (9.7% in Highland County –Ohio 21.1%)36.7% drop out rate (WHS currently 3.4%)39.4% unemployment (age 16 and older)Roush
10Lynchburg-Clay & Bright Local Schools Highland County3 buildings: LC Elementary (PK-5), LC Middle School (6-8), LC High School (9-12)Enrolment- 1347ED %-45-50%SWD %-12%BrightHighland County2 buildings: Bright Elementary (PK-6), Whiteoak Jr/Sr High School (7-12)Enrollment- 811ED – 60-65%SWD -14%Shope
11Asset Based Thinking www.brightlocalschools.com Learn and Serve Grant-OACHE Grant-Roush
17Asset Map Key White Map Pins- Church Black Map Pins- Kin/ Advocates Red Map Pins- Services(agencies- non government)Green Map Pins- BusinessBlue Map Pins- GovernmentBulls eye- School BuildingBlack Bulls-eye – County Seat (Hillsboro)Major townsShope
21Suggested implications Regardless of your perception the focus should be on LOCAL capacities to solve problems.Joint venture – Schools (YOU) and the community (?)Relationship Driven – Develop, Maintain and Renew!!!!!!!Remember this key “the glass is always half full” – Communities have capacities and gifts.Shope