What is The Learning Community?
The Learning Community is the hub for the CSBG Network to share innovative approaches and access proven strategies to move families and communities forward. Comprised of topical Learning Community Groups (LCGs), members of The Learning Community consist of a cadre of agencies that are currently working on a program or service delivery strategy related to specific anti-poverty focus areas.
Learning Community members meet either virtually or in-person and assist each other by:
- Discussing what works;
- Sharing data findings;
- Solving problems; and
- Offering support for implementing new ideas, unmet needs, new organizational goals, or proving that a strategy works
What Are The Focus Areas of The Learning Community?
All participants in The Learning Community will be members of one or more Learning Community Groups (LCGs). LCG members will receive specialized T/TA and guidance from peer experts and subject matter experts to help facilitate their learning process. The LCG environment is structured to be open and conducive to experimentation, so that participants are provided the flexibility needed to decide which methods work best for the needs of their individual agency. Eventually all LCG successes, as well as lessons learned, will be shared with the entire CSBG Network. Learning Community Groups are organized into three levels of engagement: open LCGs, intensive LCGs, and communities of practice. The group descriptions can be found below:
Learn More About the Members of the 2018 Learning Community
Over 150 Community Action Agencies representing all 11 regions across the nation are members of the 2018 cohort of The Learning Community. Click on the links below to take a closer look at the agencies and associations that are participating: