How to Create and Sustain Community Partnerships
How to Create and Sustain Community Partnerships:
- Talk to your community organization to understand their needs and wants; this may provide insight into the cultures and concerns of community members.
- Work as a team. Clearly communicate the community's role in your project.
- Discuss the short and long term expectations.
- Be present and listen.
- Stay present in the community; this will strengthen and build additional relationships.
Though it is only "3" steps, do not underestimate the time, effort, and level of commitment necessary to have an equitable and mutually beneficial relationship.