Hive Community Meet-up 11/20/14: Hacking the Hive NYC Community Brokering Model

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Hive Meet-up: Hacking the Hive NYC Community Brokering ModelDixie ChingRafi Santo, Christopher Hoadley & Kylie PepplerMAGNET, November 20th, 2014


Game Plan!Introduction: Why brokering?Group work: Hacking the modelBrainstorm: Network-level initiativesWrap up/Share outNetwork perspective on brokering


Hive NYC Community White PaperSupporting Interest-Learning Pathways in Hive NYC: A Focus On Brokering Learning Opportunities OverviewHive NYC Mission for Youth PathwaysA Focus on Brokering and Connective TissueModelChallenges and OpportunitiesConclusion3

What is Brokering?

Bridging or linking youth to opportunities, individuals, and/or offline and online resources that can support their engagement in interest-driven learning toward various personal, academic, professional and civic goals.4

What does Brokering have to do with Pathways?Youth PathwaysBrokering


Why is Brokering Important?Set of values, practices (and tools) that are:Relevant/necessaryAdaptiveScalable


Hive NYC Community Brokering ModelInterviews (youth, Hive educators, teaching artists)Observations of Hive programs and eventsYouth Trajectories meetings (Charrette, Affinity Group)YT pilot initiatives (Hive Youth Meetups; Text Connect; Hive Teen Mailing List)Hive community engagement (community calls, cohort calls, community meet-ups)Background literature7

Hive NYC Community Brokering Model8

Hack the Brokering model!Feel free to send more feedback []HRL will share revised model by end of November.Decide on which of the four posters youd like to start with.

Use markers and post-its to annotate. [Pink post-its = challenges.]

After 15 minutes, switch to another poster!9

Happy Hacking!Well reconvene at 11:1010

ReflectionComments or questions?Any takeaways?11

Why a network perspective on brokering?We are a robust network with ways to communicate and share information.Broker/Gatekeeper duality. Sometimes were recruiting and sometimes were placing.Over time, coordination costs will be offset by efficiency gains.Means a greater range of opportunities and meaningful relationships connective tissue or mesh of support.


Brainstorm: Network-level initiativesBreak into groups.Brainstorm possible solutions.What exists? What are some larger solutions that I would want to be a part of? (by leading, helping to implement)Create a project poster. How will your idea address any brokering issues or help you broker?Share and Discussion.13

Share out


This project is made possible through the generous support of the Hive Digital Media and Learning Fund at the New York Community Trust. Thank you!

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