Neighborhood Leadership Initiative Curriculum Organizing Process: Successful Community Initiatives Assessment Rubric
This rubric relates to a case study that is presented on the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation website, though it is useful in isolation as a guide to leadership. The rubric presents nine categories of program development (vision, preparing a case statement, asset mapping, mobilizing a leadership team, conducting effective meetings, program design, program implementation, celebration, and evaluation) and shows how collaborative leadership benefits each. It presents a continuum of strategies from working alone (and thus unsuccessfully) to working with communities (and thus successfully). Only two pages in length and using simple, clear language, this rubric is a nice example and may be applicable to arts and civic engagement, as it came from work with neighborhood leadership.