IAISS hosted a breakout session at the Strive Network national convening this week.  IAISS members, Judy Lundquist, Nick Pretasky, Isaac Meyer, Jaci David, and Terri Sullivan presented:  An emerging model for broad based community engagement — lessons from Rural Minnesota.

Session leaders led attendees through a discussion of our learning from the data pilot last spring to our current approach to community engagement in preparation for the Fall data roll-out.

Our three “big ideas” from the model presented were:

  • Youth as equal partners in the work
  • Alignment emerges from the grass roots
  • Governance is accountable to the community, not holding the community accountable.