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2 Presentation Objectives: Learn about the TIDE program Experience a sample dialogue Examine the data collection process and summary findings Discover the role of leadership in the process Discuss ways to adapt and implement the Tide model to other issues 2

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4 Objective: Involve a wide range of community members in fighting poverty by using local talents and resources A two-stage project: moving from dialogue to action 4

5 Community Change Organize Community Circles Action Forum Action Facilitator Training Plan for Action Recruit Participants and Facilitators Kick Off Work On Actions Tide Stage 1: The Key Phases of the Circles Process 5 The Dialogue Process

6 Tide Stage 2 – Action Action teams: –Set goals with measurable objectives –Implement plans –Determine successes –Assess progress –Where appropriate, institute permanent policies and programs 6

7 Tide Sites Year One Year Two Year Three Project Period: 2009-present

8 Study Circles Mini-Simulation Why is there poverty here? 8

9 Data Collection Process: Multi-Method Approach Community Key Informants Extension Focus Groups & Surveys Participant Surveys

10 Success through Action Site# Projects# Complete# In ProcessSustainable Selmont, Dallas County, AL 523 High Uniontown, Perry County, AL 110 Low Elbert County, GA 000 Low Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA 404 High St. Joseph, Tensas Parish, LA 770 Mid Lauderdale County, MS 431 Mid Collinsville 110 Low Meridian 321 High Neshoba County, MS 1174 High Philadelphia 442+ High Pearl River 110 Low Union 222 High Okfuskee County, OK Mid Boley 880 High Clearview 1192 High Okemah 000 Low Weleetka 330 Mid

11 Outcomes in Okfuskee Co., OK Helped residents overcome apathy Caused small communities to see similar issues and learn together Found employment for some receiving TANF Helped create community unity & pride Created a Clearview community vegetable garden 11

12 Outcomes in other states: Addressed youth gang violence (AL) Helped high school students realize their leadership potential and build conflict resolution skills by working on community issues (LA) Created food pantries, clothing closets, community gardens, and Community Resource Directory (MS) Planted fruit trees, created farmers’ market, and improved school/parent communication (MS) 12

13 Potential Influences to Sustainable Action Race Relations Community Climate Presence of a Champion Perception of Leadership

14 Perceptions of Leadership Corrupt Self-Serving Dysfunctional Tyrannical Corrupt Self-Serving Dysfunctional Tyrannical Progressive Open Responsive Respected Progressive Open Responsive Respected LEADERSHIP CONTINUUM

15 Race Relations Hostile Frozen Us and Them Polarization Hostile Frozen Us and Them Polarization Common Purpose Improving Openness Beginning Unity Common Purpose Improving Openness Beginning Unity RACE RELATIONS CONTINUUM

16 Community Climate Apathy Hopelessness Hostility Lack of Vision Despair Apathy Hopelessness Hostility Lack of Vision Despair Willingness Optimism “Can Do” Attitude Enthusiasm Commitment Willingness Optimism “Can Do” Attitude Enthusiasm Commitment COMMUNITY CLIMATE CONTINUUM

17 Champion “It won’t work” “Been there, done that” “No one will come” “No one cares” “It won’t work” “Been there, done that” “No one will come” “No one cares” “We should be doing this all the time.” “We need this” “I will – no matter what” “We should be doing this all the time.” “We need this” “I will – no matter what” CHAMPION CONTINUUM

18 Benefits to the Cooperative Extension Service Civic engagement as outreach New partnerships and opportunities Value of involving citizens Shifts from “expert” to “co-learner” A strengthening of CES’ commitment to civic engagement

19 New Partners & Opportunities Non-Profit/Civic Ethnic /Cultural Groups SchoolsFor Profit Businesses Elected Officials Faith-based

20 Ways to adapt and implement the Tide model to other difficult issues. Your thoughts!

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22 Resources: Poverty in Oklahoma: How Do We Turn the Tide? (Intro. Lesson) Turning the Tide on Poverty –Discussion Guide (2 nd Edition). uide.pdf uide.pdf –Training Materials –Other Resources - Results: ams.pdf ams.pdf 22

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24 democracy.org/en/index.aspx democracy.org/en/index.aspx

25 Dr. Bo Beaulieu Rachel Welborn SRDC srdc.msstate.edu/tide 25

26 Tide Contacts in Oklahoma Jan Maples Okfuskee County (918) Renée Daugherty OSU Professor Emeritus (918)


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