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1 President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Webinar Co-sponsored by The White House, the Department of Education, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Interfaith Youth Core June 18, 2012

2 I.President’s Challenge Program Timeline II.Program Planning Template Overview III.Agenda for 2011 Summer Gathering IV.Frequently Asked Questions V.Questions and Discussions Today’s Agenda 2

3 Registration Form 3 Available at Return by June 25, 2012 Indicates an institution is developing a plan

4 President’s Challenge Program Timeline May 2012: White House Announces President’s Challenge Continuation June 25, 2012: Campuses commit to participate June 29, 2012: Registration for national gathering due July 9-10, 2012: President’s Challenge National Gathering June-October 2012: Campuses draft program plans October 15, 2012: All program plans due October-November 2012: White House reviews program plans Academic Year: Campuses implement program plans 4

5 President’s Challenge Program Planning Template Parts I, II, and III  Your institution  Who are your partners?  Is there institution-wide commitment to this initiative? 5

6 Program Planning Template, continued Part IV: Interfaith Service  What is your service issue and why?  What will your impact be?  How is it interfaith? Part V: Interfaith Engagement  How will you build interfaith cooperation?  What will your impact be?  How will it integrate with your service initiative? 6

7 Program Planning Template, continued Part VI: Implementation, Evaluation and Sustainability  How will you measure impact?  What will make this plan sustainable?  How will you document success? 7

8 Visit us online for information and resources For participation form, planning template, and more information about the Challenge Department of Education Interfaith Youth Core For articles, reports, and resources on building interfaith cooperation 8

9 2012 Summer Gathering Monday July 9 – Opening 1:00 PM -2:15 PM: Opening Plenary The opening plenary will focus on the overall impact of the first year of the President’s Interfaith Service Challenge, including speakers from the Obama administration as well as Year 1 campuses highlighting stories from their institutions. 2:30 PM-3:45 PM: First Breakout, Advancing Interfaith Service Part I The bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act puts strong emphasis on targeting a core set of national issues and demonstrating results. Each of the issue areas has a defined goal that each school should have in mind when selecting which area of service they want to work in. Each breakout session will include campuses speaking to how their institutions engaged the following issues: 9

10 2:30 PM-3:45 PM: First Breakout Advancing Interfaith Service Part I 10 Disaster Services - Help prepare, respond, recover, and mitigate disasters and increase community resiliency. Economic Opportunity - Provide, support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to the improved economic well-being and security of economically disadvantaged people. Education - Provide, support and/or facilitate access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged people, especially children. Environmental Stewardship - Provide services that contribute to increased energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, or improving at-risk ecosystems, and support increased citizen behavioral change leading to increased efficiency, renewable energy use, and ecosystem improvements particularly for economically disadvantaged households and economically disadvantaged communities. CNCS Days of Service – Learn about how some campuses catalyzed their communities around national days of service and get more information on CNCS resources to support your campus’ national service days.

11 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Second Breakout Advancing Interfaith Service Part II Healthy Futures - Provide services that enable seniors to remain in their own homes with the same or improved quality of life for as long as possible; increase physical activity and improve nutrition in youth with the purpose of reducing childhood obesity; and improve access to primary and preventive health care. Human Trafficking – Although not a Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act issue, a number of campuses selected to focus on the issue of human trafficking, the illegal trade of humans for a variety of purposes. Veterans and Military Families – Positively impact the quality of life of veterans and improve military family strength. CNCS Days of Service – Same as above. 11 5:30 PM Evening Reception – Blackburn Center

12 2012 Summer Gathering Tuesday July 10 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM: Day 2 Opening Plenary 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Advancing Interfaith Engagement, Part I 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM: Advancing Interfaith Engagement, Part II These sessions focus particularly on best practices in advancing interfaith cooperation on campus as an institutional priority. Both breakout times will include the following sessions (repeated in the second time slot): 12

13 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Advancing Interfaith Engagement Interfaith Student Leadership Development: Student leaders are critical to your institution’s success in carrying out the President’s Challenge. Come hear from campuses that have used innovative and effective techniques to equip student leaders to lead the campus movement for interfaith cooperation. Putting the “Interfaith” in “Interfaith Service”: What are the best practices for incorporating the interfaith element into service initiatives? This session will cover tried-and-true techniques as well as facilitate conversations to foster new ideas. Institutional Sustainability and Evaluation: How do you know when your interfaith service initiatives are successful? Come learn about successful program evaluation strategies as well as discuss best practices in building long-term, sustainable programs. 13

14 2012 Summer Gathering July 10, Afternoon 12:15 PM -1:45 PM: Lunch Lunch will be available for purchase in the Blackburn Center. To facilitate networking conversations, certain tables will be marked to address specific topics, such as Muslim-Jewish relations on campus, engaging evangelicals, addressing particular service issues, etc. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Partner Resource Session These breakout sessions will include representatives from national religious, interfaith, and service organizations that exist to support your interfaith service efforts on campus. Come get connected to existing networks and communities that can support your campus programs this year and into the future. 3:30 PM -4:30 PM: Closing Plenary Closing session will include a celebration of the new campuses joining for the second year of the President’s Challenge and a send-off for all participants. 14

15 Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education Facebook.com/EdPartners Twitter.com/EdPartners

16 Frequently Asked Questions Top Questions  What does this mean for schools that are new to the President’s Challenge?  What does this mean for continuing schools?  How does our school register for the July convening?  Please register EVERY MEMBER of your delegation at: 16

17 Tips  Both new and continuing campuses are invited to make this an impactful year for the President’s Challenge.  July gathering agenda available at  Resources may be found online as well as by contacting staff at the Department of Education and Interfaith Youth Core 17

18 Questions and Discussion  For continuing schools—What external resources did you find that were particularly helpful?  For continuing schools—What suggestions do you have for new schools?  For new (and continuing) schools— What additional information would be most helpful as you begin planning for the Challenge? 18

19 June 25, 2012: Campuses commit to participate June 29, 2012: Registration for national gathering due July 9-10, 2012: President’s Challenge National Gathering June-October 2012: Campuses draft program plans October 15, 2012: All program plans due More support webinars will be hosted this summer. 19 Next Steps

20 Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education If you have questions, please us at


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