The Institute for Community Peace offers coaching and training services to grant-makers and communities, in addition to resources for social welfare practitioners and other partners.
Technical Assistance
Supports and Services for Foundations and Grantmakers:

• Coaching, training and facilitation for foundations interested in engaging in structural change;
• assessment of readiness factors for structural change at the foundation level and for the issue in which the foundation is interested;
• assessment of a given community’s readiness for structural change;

Services for Community Organizations and Social Welfare Practitioners:

Our model is designed to partner with community to lift their power to create structural change. We provide coaching and training on a variety of topics including:
• structural assessment;
• resident engagement and community organizing;
• collaborative development;
• model development and implementation;
• reflective learning and evaluation.

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Immersion Training
The Institute for Community Peace (ICP) has designed a series of national Immersion Training programs to respond to the needs of community-based violence prevention stakeholders (residents, practitioners, evaluators, policymakers, etc.) who work in partnership to build safe, healthy and peaceful communities. The Immersion Training is a three-day event bringing together up to 200 practitioners and residents nationwide, attending in multi-disciplinary local teams. Each Immersion Training focuses on one of the following critical competencies that communities need to master in order to engage in effective primary violence prevention.

• Resident Engagement and Mobilization (piloted in 2001)
• Collaboration (piloted in December 2002)
• Sustainability (piloted in March 2004) – available on CD ROM
• Program Management, Planning, and Evaluation
• Structures and Change (expected 2013)
• Understanding Race and Power (as part of Structures and Change)

Developmental Stages of Community Building
Over the course of its decade long partnership with communities nationwide, ICP developed the following model that reflects the stages communities progress through while working towards community change.
Developmental Stages Diagram

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Case Studies
Case Studies examine ICP demonstration sites and provide discussion questions, a theory of change and tips for practitioners.
See a complete list of case studies.

Monographs are research papers (commissioned as well as developed internally) that explore current literature and practice on specific issues.
See a complete list of monographs.

Evaluation Reports
See a complete list of evaluation reports.

Tip Sheets
Tip sheets summarize lessons learned and promising approaches developed by the on-the-ground work of community change agents. Our first discovery project produced a series of tip sheets on community based violence prevention.
See a complete list of tip sheets.

See a complete list of assessments developed through our work with communities.

ICP convenes meetings and presents at conferences and workshops on our structures and change work. ICP spoke recently at an educational briefing of Philanthropy New York members. The presentation, "Taking Down Goliath," introduced grant makers to ICP's work and methodology for changing social structures through in-depth assessment, training, and long-term engagement with communities.
Taking Down Goliath

For a list of videos from several other convenings, visit our Youtube page.

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