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Leading a Community-Based Initiative

This course is intended primarily for graduate students in Bank Street's Leadership in Community-Based Learning program. It addresses key issues in leading community-based organizations and initiatives, both conceptual and practical. It places emphasis on the well-being of children, adolescents, and adults, and focuses on the impact of community-level factors on learning and development and on the relationship between schools and community organizations. The course covers many aspects of effective organizational leadership, such as governance, strategic planning and fiscal management, and then widens the lens to consider system-building efforts that go beyond the scope of a single organization.