Project Development

Planning your project

Planning for Individuals or Small Groups:
Individual Ways to Serve
Ideas for people who are looking for more opportunities to make a difference in their communities. Createthegood.org
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Planning for Individuals and Any Sized Groups:
Project Ideas
Ideas for people who are looking to create projects that will make a difference in their communities.
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Sample needs assessment survey VIEW RESOURCE
Planning for Medium to Large-Sized Groups:
Martin Luther King Day Toolkit
A step by step guide to planning the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  Hard copies available at www.nationalservicepubs.org.
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Project Ideas VIEW RESOURCE
Involve Kids in the MLK Day of Service
Ideas and Resources for MLK Day of Service Projects for Kids from Pre-K to 8th grade.
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Senior Corps MLK Day Project Examples VIEW RESOURCE
Generating Projects VIEW RESOURCE
Community Partnerships VIEW RESOURCE
Creative Ways to Start and Grow MLK Day of Service Initiatives VIEW RESOURCE
Creating Newsworthy Projects VIEW RESOURCE
Project Management VIEW RESOURCE
MLK Prep Charts
These hour by hour charts will help you with making final preparations for the MLK Day of Service.
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Planning Your Project
Additional project examples.
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Project Planning Online Course
An online course in the basics of planning a successful service project from conception to follow up.
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Effective Practices – Planning a Service Event
A series of effective practices covering a wide range of event planning topics.
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MLK Day Project Development Kit
Resource used by Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service, which organized 60,000 volunteers serving in over 600 service projects for the 2008 MLK Day.
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Strategic Partner Toolkits:

Connect Service to Dr. King and Civil Rights
Connecting Your MLK Day work with the life and teachings of Dr. King (National Alliance of Faith and Justice) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Classroom Conversations (NYCH) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Community Conversations (NYCH) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Community Conversations For Families (NYCH) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Environmental Stewardship
Help neighbors with home weatherization and energy savings (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Environmental Toolkits (Hands on Network) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
55 Environmental Service-Learning Projects (YSA) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Economic Opportunity
Teach financial literacy courses (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Help someone access public benefit programs (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Economy Toolkits (Hands on Network) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
EITC and VITA Resources VIEW Resource
Disaster Services
Emergency Preparation (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Hurricane Preparation (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Disaster Relief & Preparedness Through Service-Learning (YSA) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Education
Organize a prison book drive VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Organize a book club (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Organize a school supply drive (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Education Toolkits (Hands on Network) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Healthy Futures
Plan a community garden (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Start a walking group (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Healthy Living Toolkits (Hands on Network) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
First Responders: Youth Addressing Childhood Obesity Through Service-Learning (YSA) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Veterans and Military Families
Help military families (AARP) VIEW ACTION GUIDE
Connecting Veterans to Community Services VIEW ACTION GUIDE

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