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Working With Agencies and Groups

Civic learning and engagement projects should reach out to the community, but it’s easy to choose the wrong partners or involve too many groups. Before reaching out to potential partners, be sure that students have looked into the details to determine each potential collaborator’s history, mission and agenda. Then, help students think about which collaborators are a good fit for the project.

You may also want to take an active role in determining whether a particular collaborator is the right choice. Not every group works well with students. See the Involving Community Partners Checklist and the Y4Y Introduction on Strengthening Partnerships for more guidance.

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Project-Based Learning

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Project-Based Learning