Final Report on Partners’ Exemplars Project

Launched with support from the William Penn Foundation, the Exemplars Project sought to identify, spotlight, and build awareness of congregation-based programs and social services that are particularly innovative, affordable, and effective. This initiative, which was piloted in Philadelphia and presents opportunities for replication nationwide, offers new evidence of the centrality of sacred places in community life.

Partners engaged the Public Health Management Corporation to evaluate program quality in seven program areas: after-school programs; health promotion and nutrition education; behavioral health and addications treatment; programs serving the homeless; older adult services; business and community development; and adult education. (Characteristics of exemplary programs in an eighth area – childcare – were drawn from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Keystone STARS program, which is an initiative of the state’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs.)

You can download the report section by section below.

Summary of Report

Summary of Report

Adult Education and Literacy

Adult Education and Literacy

Afterschool Programs

After School Programs

Behavioral Health Programs

Behavioral Health Programs

Community Development

Business and Community Development

Feeding and Shelter Programs

Feeding Shelter and Health Programs-2

Health and Nutrition Programs

Health and Nutrition Programs

Older Adult Programs

Older Adult Programs

Program Profiles

Program Profiles

List of Interview Participants

List of Interview Participants

List of Program Summaries

List of Program Summaries

 

Read profiles of the Exemplars below.

Breaking Bread

cover Breaking Bread Broad Street Ministry

Neighborhood Bike Works

cover Neighborhood Bike Works St Marys

Kinder Academy

cover Kinder Academy Bustleton UMC

Art Sanctuary

cover Art Sanctuary Fall 2010 NEW FORMAT

West Kensington Ministry

cover West Kensington Ministry Summer 2011 NEW FORMAT