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Toolkits and Curricula

Toolkits and Curricula

The Intergenerational Community Building Resource Guide is designed for community leaders, organizations, funders and intermediaries interested in using an intergenerational approach to community building. The resource guide focuses on: developing/strengthening cross-sector collaboration, building intergenerational resident leadership, assessing your community using an intergenerational lens, and using intergenerational approaches for strategic planning and action. 

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Practical guide designed to help long-term care facilities, schools, and youth organizations create or enhance intergenerational programs. Provides tips on developing partnerships, program planning, preparing youth and residents, integrating the arts and humanities, and reflection and program assessment. Includes 26 activity plans suitable for various age groups. Companion 14-minute VHS video shows the beneficial relationships that develop in intergenerational programs. (100 pages)

$50, postage paid Purchase

The viable futures toolkit contains a range of resources for building sustainable communities for all ages including planning worksheets, organizational self-assessment forms, tips sheets, issue briefs, communication guide and resource development strategies.

Price: 59.00

Highlighting the activities and interaction among participants for each project component, this video provides a clear picture of Across Ages in action and promotes the benefits of intergenerational initiatives. (14:00 minutes)

$25, postage paid Purchase

This manual provides step-by-step direction for developing each component of Across Ages: intergenerational mentoring; community service; a life skill program; and family activities. Although designed as a comprehensive multi-intervention project, each component can be implemented independently or in combination. Program forms, evaluation materials, and training designs are included. (84 pages of text; 56 pages of training tips and forms)

$75, postage paid Purchase

Asset Based Community Development Institute and its affiliated faculty have created a library of community building workbooks, published scholarly articles, books, and chapters oriented to an array of audiences, and developed training curricula and other materials associated with the asset-based community development approach.  Many of these resources can be downloaded for free from their website.

Filled with concrete activities and real-life case studies, this 234-page facilitator’s handbook provides practical information about creating youth-adult partnerships, mapping assets, creating community visions and plans, and mobilizing local change.

This new book, with stories, personal exercises and lessons learned, provides detailed information to help you build a new group or strengthen an old one to solve problems in your community, workplace or the world.

Price: 19.95

This 181-page tool kit draws upon the collective experience, work and spirit of phase II of the Kellogg Leadership for Community Change project.  The resources in the tool kit can be used by both youth and adults who are interested in creating, leading, facilitating, or participating in asset-based community development, community building, or social justice efforts.  These lessons can benefit groups at any stage of development, from building readiness for collective leadership to strengthening existing relationships.

A comprehensive handbook for program planners including chapters on: assessing community needs; developing and sustaining partnerships; planning, running and evaluating your program; raising funds; and sustaining your program. The toolkit also focuses on the recruitment, training, retention and supervision of volunteers. Included with the 13-chapter handbook is a CD-ROM Toolbox with planning and evaluation tools, sample training curricula, group activities, forms to download and use for your own program, and a 15-minute DVD highlighting five intergenerational programs that improve lives and address community concerns. (232 pages)

$60, postage paid Purchase

A basic resource for elder mentors working with at-risk youth. Child development issues, tips for effective communication, suggested activities, and other useful information are presented in an easy-to-read format. (52 pages)

$25, postage paid Purchase

Typical mentor scenarios are presented through short dramatic skits in this video. Each vignette can be used separately in mentor training. The Guide presents process questions and activities related to the issues presented in each skit. (10:00 minutes)

$50, postage paid Purchase

Evaluation tools for racial equity is organized around the typical stages that a community group or coalition working on racial justice issues might go through in planning, conducting, and using evaluation. It includes tip sheets, worksheets, issue briefs and real life stories

This workbook, developed by the Kellogg Leadership for Community Change, is intended to help organizations use community-based collective leadership as a tool for making community change. Along the way, you will also increase individual participants’ leadership ability and increase their life choices and opportunities.

The Community Tool Box is a global resource for free information on essential skills for building healthy communities. It offers more than 7,000 pages of practical guidance in creating change and improvement.

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) offers training and technical assistance to help grassroots neighborhood organizations address issues that impact the quality of life in their neighborhoods. INRC provides support and resources to neighborhood-based organizations to strengthen, develop and empower neighborhoods. You can download free tools from the INRC organizers workbook under their resources section.

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