Community Engagement Toolkit
Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions. The participation of intended beneficiaries and their families, neighbors, and trusted leaders can be an integral part of data-driven processes to achieve better results. And a shift in power where community members own and help produce the result will lead to greater impact. The following toolkit is meant to guide leaders and groups through a step by step process of building community engagement strategies that will achieve better results for children, families, and communities. This toolkit was developed to expand upon the work highlighted in the Melody Barnes’ and my essay: Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever) in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring, 2016.