Community Impact Fellowship Program
Kravis Lab will be launching a new Community Impact Fellowship to work more deeply with select organizations to track and measure their impact which will culminate in the development of a robust strategy for impact evaluation for the organization and the design of an end of the year fundraising campaign.
This Fellowship opportunity will provide training, resources and student support to executive and support teams of the NPO/CBO to track how they are improving communities and frame a new impact narrative. This 2-pronged approach will build capacity of the select organizations in the following ways:
Executive level – Kravis Lab will work with executive leadership (1 member) to establish their unique expertise and to uplift their voices as thought-leaders in their respective sectors in the Inland Empire, regionally and nationwide. This Fellow will attend an additional workshop, How to Write to Change the World, offered by a multi-award winning organization that supports under-represented voices raise their visibilities and drive public discourse by writing compelling opeds.
Support level – Kravis Lab students with faculty support will engage with the programs arm (1-2 members) of the organization to review and analyze how they measure their program impact and help develop a more robust tracking and evaluation mechanism.
Kravis Lab is selecting nine IE NPO/CBOs and matching them with CMC students for this year-long Fellowship. The program will be activated in three phases.
Phase 1 – SKILLS-BUILDING
Fellows and students will attend the Tools for Research & Evaluation Design – Making the Case for Funding Workshop Series. Together, Fellows and students will learn several tools and apply them between workshops. Students will support the CBO/NPOs by doing the relevant research needed to execute the activities and assignments. The final work product will be the identification of the best tools the Fellows will need to design their end of the year fundraising strategy. Student deliverables will range from writing case studies, lit reviews, campaign development, and/or opeds, dependent upon the needs of their respective Fellow.
Phase 2 – PLANNING
Fellows will spend the summer creating an action plan to implement the most relevant tools they learned in the skills-building phase. Students will have an opportunity to apply for summer internships to support the design and execution of the action plan. Fellows will be invited to apply for a small grant from Kravis Lab to implement their plan.
Phase 3 – EXECUTION OF END OF THE YEAR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
In the Fall semester, students will be matched with the Fellows to execute the action plan which will culminate in their end of the year fundraising strategy.
MEET THE FELLOWS
Be A Maker Club
DAVID AND MARGARET YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
HOUSE OF RUTH
HUERTE DEL VALLE
TIERRA DEL SOL
This program is offered in partnership with Community Health Council and sponsored by a generous gift from the Lewis Family Fund.