Field Notes: An Interview with Learning Collaborative Participants

written by Anna Blasco
October 30, 2013

This blog post is the seventh in a series from the Alliance on designing a Rapid Re-Housing Learning Collaborative in your community. You can read the first post in the series here, where you'll find an explanation of how a Learning Collaborative works.


Earlier this month, participants in the Learning Collaborative met to kick off the Rapid Re-Housing Challenge. I took this opportunity to interview three of our participants about their experience with the Learning Collaborative. I was interested to learn if they felt participating had been useful and if it had actually spurred the changed we hoped it had.

Thank you to Lori Miller from Our House Families, Sarah Johnson from ForKids, Inc., and Joy Shaffer from H.E.R. Shelter for allowing me to interview you!

View the Series: How to Plan a Learning Collaborative

Step Zero: Staffing and Cost

Step One: Do Your Research

Step Two: Create an Application

Step Three: Metrics and Measuring Improvement

Step Four: Recruit Participants

Lessons from the Everyone Housed Academy

Step Five: Assign Pre-Work

Insights from our Participants

Step Six: Facilitator Preparation for First Meeting

Step Seven: Facilitating the First Meeting – Part 1

Step Eight: Facilitating the First Meeting – Part 2