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PZ Bullentin September 26, 2014

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

The following are not official Promise Zone webinars; however, we felt they would be of interest to you.

Scaling an Effective Intervention: How to Build Implementation Capacity, Replicate with Fidelity, and Produce Consistent Outcomes

This webinar is appropriate for those in the public and nonprofit sectors who want to understand how to produce positive outcomes for a larger population by scaling up existing interventions.

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Dr.Dean Fixsen, Founder of National Implementation Research Network (NIRN); Co-Director of State
Implementation and Scaling Up of Evidence-Based Practices Center (SISEP)

Moderator Ingvild Bjornvold, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Social Solutions

Fixsen and his colleagues at the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) are go to tell you something shocking.

That is: Despite billions of public dollars invested to figure out what works to solve social problems, programs have – on a national scale – produced poor outcomes.

How can that be? The simple answer is that evidence-based programs and practices are often researched under ideal conditions. When practitioners attempt to replicate them in real life, they are not able to implement the interventions
with fidelity to the original model. Hence, they do not get the same outcomes. Our collective focus on innovation has come at the expense of paying attention to what it takes to replicate effective programs and practices under real-world

Attendees will learn about active implementation frameworks, and hear how they have been put to successful use in various contexts. Dr. Fixsen will answer questions from the audience.

Click Here to Register


New NEA Resources for Arts-based Community Development

Exploring Our Town Website, Expanded 2015 Our Town Guidelines, and Upcoming National Convening

Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts is launching new resources to assist practitioners who
are working on arts-based community development projects. These resources will assist those practitioners to develop projects that are authentic, equitable, and that augment.

The 2015 "Our Town" Guidelines and Webinars:

New Our Town guidelines are available to support creative place-making projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. As in the past four years, Our Town grants will support arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects. New in 2015, the NEA is offering funding for up to five projects to fund membership organizations to build out technical assistance to those doing arts-based community development work.

There will be two how-to-apply-to-Our Town webinars, hosted by the NEA's Director of Design Programs, Jason Schupbach.

October 1, 2014 at 3:00PM EST will cover arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects

October 6, 2014 at 3:00PM EST will cover the new knowledge building project type

For more information, http://arts.gov/news/2014/new-nea-resources-arts-based-community-development.



Saschane M. Stephenson

Presidential Management Fellow

Promise Zones Initiative

U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development

Washington | D.C.

P: 202-402-7144 |
ext. 7144

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Goldman Sachs Cohort Program

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for small business owners across the United States who have a business poised for growth. Interested in taking your business to the next level? Applications are currently being accepted!

Leading universities and business schools, such as Babson College, are building on, strengthening and developing a world-class curriculum to help small businesses grow and create jobs. They also provide training to faculty at community colleges and similar institutions to strengthen their capacity to deliver programming. Leading nonprofit organizations are contributing their knowledge and experience to help address the needs of small business owners and their communities.

For more information visit http://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/US/index.html

Investing in Appalachia's YOUTH 2014


Investing in Appalachia's Youth Conference, October 8-9, 2014, Florence, Alabama


Many communities in Appalachia, especially those in rural areas, are facing the impacts of high rates of youth outmigration:  the loss of potential workers, business owners, community leaders, and parents of the next generation. The Appalachian Regional Commission’s October 2014 Investing in Appalachia’s Youth conference will focus on strategies communities can use to support Appalachia’s youth and help engage and retain the youth population.


Conference sessions will focus on critical strategies for reversing youth outmigration, including:

  • Targeting entrepreneurial programs to youth
  • Engaging youth in civic leadership and organizing
  • Preparing Appalachia’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs

Join your colleagues October 8-9 to learn how your community can invest in its youth to help build a stronger future. Registration will be available soon! Watch your email for more information or visit www.arc.gov for updates.


 When: October 8-9, 2014
 Where: Marriott Shoals Hotel, Florence, Alabama


Visit www.arc.gov in the coming days for more information and to register.




Exporting Education coming to Region

Eastern Kentucky University - CEDET has partnered with the World Trade Center Kentucky along with targeted business and governmental
agencies to present a workshop on exporting aimed at central and southeastern Kentucky business owners and entrepreneurs to help realize the potential in exporting their products and
services. The Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) Export Education Series workshops, begins with our offering of "Made in Kentucky, Sold to the World." This free seminar will be offered
Tuesday, August 26th on the EKU Campus.

Contact Yvonne Harrison to pre-register at 606-622-7995 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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