Sample Learning Collaborative Description


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This sample document provides an example of a announcement and description for a Learning Collaborative. The text below is an excerpt, to download the entire document, please click on the link above. To learn more about this document please see the blog series on Learning Collaboratives



Learning Collaborative Announcement

The Sample Organization is launching seven Learning Collaboratives as part of the project, “Reducing Family Homelessness in Virginia: A Rapid Re-Housing Approach.”. 

The Learning Collaboratives are designed to help organizations adopt and improve rapid re-housing, a strategy that has proven effective in reducing homelessness in many communities. Rapid re-housing involves helping people quickly move into permanent housing and providing temporary support and financial assistance as needed.

The Learning Collaborative will take place from [date] to [date].

What is the Learning Collaborative?

Seven Learning Collaboratives will be established throughout Virginia based on geography. Approximately four to five organizations will participate in each Collaborative. Teams from participating organizations will learn from each other and from experts in the rapid re-housing model, while setting bold but achievable goals for themselves.

The Learning Collaborative will help your organization improve or create a rapid re-housing program. Participating organizations, with assistance from their peers and national experts in rapid re-housing, will establish their own ambitious goals for how to improve their rapid re-housing programs. You will participate in conference calls, in-person meetings, peer site visits, hands on technical assistance, and webinars with national experts and other organizations in your collaborative.

Why rapid re-housing?

The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) and various other initiatives around the country demonstrated that rapid re-housing works and is cost-effective. Information about the impact of rapid re-housing programs in communities across the country is available here.

In addition to being effective, rapid re-housing helps achieve the goals set out in the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, which is guiding HUD’s funding decisions. HEARTH Act objectives include, reducing the length of homelessness, and reducing returns to homelessness, both of which can be improved with rapid re-housing.