Essential Elements

Essential Elements of Neighborhood Transformation
  • Leadership Teams: Co-Chaired by elected County Supervisor, City Council Member, School Board Member; public, private, community and neighborhood leaders.
  • Neighborhood Empowerment: Identification and engagement of respected and trusted neighborhood residents to participate in the Leadership Teams and to assist with outreach to residents to assist Integrated Services Teams.
  • Neighborhood Asset Map: GIS overlay maps on public website.
  • Digital Inclusion: Engagement of community-based organizations (CBOs), schools and libraries as “trusted messengers” to do outreach in-language and in-culture to increase broadband adoption among low-income households in disadvantaged communities.
  • School2Home Program: Integration of technology into teaching and learning with significant parent engagement to turn around low-performing middle schools to close both the Achievement Gap and Digital Divide.
  • Integrated Human Services Teams: Comprised of social services, public health, mental health, drug and alcohol, employment, public safety and law enforcement workers working to improve outcomes for each family and every child.
  • Community Improvement Projects: Coordinated action with non-profits, catalyst for collaboration to augment Human Services Teams and address neighborhood priorities.
  • Learning Academy: Shared learning and peer accountability for Leadership Teams and Integrated Human Services Teams to institutionalize best practices.
  • Evaluation Plan with Performance Measures: Tracking of 5 Big Outcomes for shared accountability with regular reporting to the public.
  • Final Report: Prepare a cogent and illustrated Final Report about the results and lessons learned to transform governmental institutions and chart a path to significantly reducing poverty and increasing equity. Publish and brief policymakers and investors.