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1 Strengthening Our Community through Resident Engagement Facilitated by NeighborWorks Umpqua Initiated 2012 Southeast Roseburg Community Building and Organizing

2 3 Primary Components of CB&O 1. Resident Leadership Training and Engagement 2. Community Partnerships thru Resident Initiated Projects 3. Community Impact Measurements – Success Measures Data System

3 1. Resident Leadership Training In 2012 representatives from participating orgs attended NeighborWorks America’s “Community Leadership Institute” in Orlando FL. NeighborWorks America’s CLI is a nationally recognized leadership training program helping communities through proven “best practices”.

4 2. Resident Identified Projects While at the CLI Training, participants identified a project plan, budget and timeline. NWA provided $2,000 to help it come to fruition. SERVICE and YO Center participants who attended last year are organizing a neighborhood clean-up event for June, 2013.

5 Other SE Rsbg Projects in 2013 Paint the Town NeighborWorks Umpqua City of Roseburg Service Neighborhood Association Youth Outreach Center Community Impact Measurement / CB&O NeighborWorks Umpqua Service Neighborhood Association Youth Outreach Center GIS Mapping and Tech support City of Roseburg Douglas County

6 3. Community Impact Measurement Year One – Collect resident satisfaction data, block and property condition reports and 3 rd party interview perspectives on SE Roseburg CB&O geographic area Years 1, 2 & 3 – Focused community and partnering efforts, project identification and efforts to connect residents to programs and opportunities Year 3 – Repeat data collection process Report Out To Stakeholders

7 3 rd Party Resources in the Process IMPLAN m_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=70 m_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=70 Success Measures® at NeighborWorks America

8 So, Why? Build Leadership Capacity Purposefully Network Organizations and Residents – Building community by building relationships Measure Impact through Data Collection- Years 1 & 3 Locally – Reports can help inform decision making by citizen groups and local government Nationally - This work is being carried out in 240 NWA network cities around the USA. This will help legislators better determine the value of investing in this work.

9 Why? Strengthening Leadership Investing in Leadership Training at the Community Level will Increase Resident Leadership Capacity in our Community

10 Why? Livability Bringing Diverse Community Organizations Together in the Context of Leadership and Positive Change Enhance the Communication and Collaboration through the Pursuit of Common Goals Build A More Condusive Community Character & Culture

11 Why? Measure Impact Increased Livability of our Neighborhoods and Stabilization of our Housing Stock will have Positive affects on Our Tax Base Paint the Town – Mill - Pine District 2006 Facilitated by NeighborWorks Umpqua

12 Principles of CB&O Initiatives Build Stronger Communities Led By Community Residents Focused on Collective Action Aimed at Relationship Building and Problem Solving

13 CB&O Is a Continuous, Self- Renewing Set of Efforts that: Builds a Stronger Community by Building Partnerships Around Project Development Exposes Our Community Leaders to Successful National Peer Networks Recognized Techniques and Top Notch Resident Leadership Training

14 SE Rsbg CB&O Activities & Planning Where SE Roseburg CB&O District Boundary SERVICE Neighborhood Association (yellow) DRA (orange) Area in Center includes several other multi-family sites (no color)

15 Data Collection – Years 1 and 3 Door to Door Resident Satisfaction Surveys Inventory of Physical Condition (Block and Parcel Level) Stakeholder Interviews – What is the Perception of the Greater Community of the SE Roseburg CB&O Area?

16 SE Roseburg CB&O Partners As of December 2012 SERVICE Neighborhood Association Youth Outreach Center / Phoenix Charter School NeighborWorks Umpqua Downtown Roseburg Association Potential Participating Stakeholders City of Roseburg Community Development Department Roseburg Police Department

17 Success Measures Data System What will be measured? Physical Conditions – Based on field observations of structures and properties (block and parcel level) Resident Quality of Life – Based on surveys of community residents of residents of multi-family housing Economic Impact – Of activities, measured by NeighborWorks America using IMPLAN input-output model, and Community and Program Context – Selected programmatic data will be tied to NWU production reports to profile activity associated with NWU lines of business.

18 How Will the Data be Used? Reports generated as a result of the data collection and stakeholder interviews: Will be made available to help inform local decision making processes by community based organizations (CBOs) and/or local government Can provide qualified and quantified data by CBOs for grant making purposes Will provide the cornerstone for telling of the story about the impact of this locally driven work Will be aggregated by NeighborWorks America for reporting purposes to the legislature measuring the impact of investment of public funds in community development work

19 SE Rsbg CB&O Activities - Training Resident Leadership Training – Annually, NeighborWorks America’s Community Leadership Institute provides high quality training in a major US city. Last year NWU sponsored (2) SERVICE Officers and (1) YO Center staff person to a 3 day training in Orlando Florida Peer to Peer Training – NeighborWorks Umpqua has applied to a NW America P2P training program that would allow for a couple of our CB&O volunteers to travel to a community that has been successful with this process. Local Volunteer Training for survey and inventory work.

20 A Forum for Resident Identified Goals Identify Problems and Issues Affecting Livability such as Safety Issues as seen through the Eyes of Residents, Businesses and Stakeholders Establish Neighborhood Forums to Communicate Equity Issues Bring the Right People to the Table to Effect Change Place Photo Here Paint the Town – Mill - Pine District 2006 Facilitated by NeighborWorks Umpqua

21 What Do We Think We Know? Government, non-profits and grass roots organizations invest substantial amounts of funds and volunteer hours into the community every year to improve conditions and safety Local businesses are approached repeatedly to donate their limited resources and to support a broad array of efforts Many individuals give what little personal time and money they have to support community efforts At the end of the day, did anything happen? Can we measure the impact?

22 A System for Creating and Measuring Change Resident Leadership Training Creating Partnerships between Community Based Orgs Collaboration on Resident Identified Projects Data Collection – Through surveying Residents, Tracking Property Conditions, Stakeholder Interviews Use of Nationally Recognized Data Processing and Economic Impact Measurement Tools And Maybe… More to Celebrate

23 So Once More – WHY?


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