Number of unique resources found: 2
Author: Bracamonte Wiggs, Christine (1 more by this author); Leslie Bosch; Amy Schaller ; Lynne M. Borden
Description: The Organizational Change Survey was developed to document states' abilities to develop and sustain effective programs for children, youth, and families at risk. This report presents findings from the fourth round of data collection conducted in 2010 and describes the Extension system’s ability to provide continued support to community-based programs that address the needs of children, youth, and families at risk.
Author: Marek, Lydia (4 more by this author); Brock, Donna J. P.; Mancini, Jay A.
Description: Programs for children, youth, teens, adults, and families have been shown to have positive influences on the quality of community life (Comer & Fraser, 1998; Marek, Mancini, Lee and Miles, 1996; Schorr, 1997). Even though the human resource and economic resource investments in community-based programs are substantial, and despite what is known about the nature of successful programs, the matter of what sustains programs is less clear (Lerner, 1995; Mancini & Marek, 1998). The research and analyses reported here are designed to address some of the deficits in our understanding of program sustainability, specifically for at risk audiences, and reflects the second phase in a multi-year study of community-based programs that are targeted to at risk youth and families. The long-term goals of this research project are to document project longevity for at risk audiences and the processes that underlie it, to build a program sustainability conceptual framework, and to develop a community-level sustainability assessment inventory.