Guidance-2

The model

  Guidance

PROGRAM DESIGN

Grounded in theory and research

Theory and research on what is needed for people, communities, and organizations to flourish guide all aspects of a GHC as both a place (a neighborhood) and an organization with a specific purpose and an emphasis on caring relationships among neighbors of all ages.

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PROGRAM DESIGN

Evolving policies, practices and programs

A GHC must be allowed to adapt over time. Its policies, practices, and programs are not static but change as residents learn from what is and what is not working, and as the community responds to the changing needs of its people and of society.

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PROGRAM DESIGN

Evaluating intentional neighboring

To determine the impact and outcomes of a program based on intentional neighboring, there must be a focus on relationships.

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LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE

Funding aligns with the mission

When aligning funding strategies with the requirements and mission of a GHC, new layers of complexity must be addressed.

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ARCHITECTURE & SITE DESIGN

Balancing cohesion and openness

Like conventional service programs, a GHC must buffer its vulnerable residents from adverse external influences, yet its effectiveness depends on its ability to function as a normal neighborhood, fully integrated with the surrounding community.

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