9th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Nonprofits
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Friday, November 8 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Break-Out Session #8: Case Studies in Collegiate Partnerships

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Panelists will share about their unique and innovative partnerships with local universities. Lisa Pierce, Executive Director of Alabama Rural Ministry, will share about their partnership with Auburn University ("No More Shacks" fundraiser, etc.). Gemma Staunton, Home Repair Project Assistant at Bethlehem Farm, will speak about their 10-year partnership with Creighton University and their emerging relationship with University of Dayton's engineering service-learning program (ETHOS). Melisa Miller, Executive Vice President at Appalachia Service Project, will share about their College Programs (chapters on campuses), Race to Build at the Bristol Motor Speedway, etc. She will also moderate the session.

POST-CONFERENCE UPDATE: Video recording of Becca talking with Bill Neukomm, Executive Director of COVER Home Repair in Vermont, about their 9-year partnership with Dartmouth's experiential learning process to engage first-year students in understanding how social capital can be built in rural areas. Students produce newsletter stories, videos, and blog posts about the home repair nonprofit to assist with their marketing. COVER is the Best Practices Award Winner for Storytelling.


Bill Neukomm

Executive Director, COVER Home Repair
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Lisa Pierce

Executive Director, Alabama Rural Ministry
"Live simply so that others can simply live" I heard Tony Campolo say that. "No more shacks..and everyone should get one house before someone gets two"-my friend Millard Fuller A total goof. Let me laugh and say dumb things or I may roll your car- and yet, I can have a real serious... Read More →

Gemma Staunton

Home Repair Project Assistant, Bethlehem Farm

Melisa Miller

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Appalachia Service Project
 Melisa is also the past Executive Director for Rebuilding Together of North Central Florida.

Friday November 8, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm EST
Cattails C & D