The Office of Strategic Partnerships wants to learn more about the structures and goals of partner programs and how they align with District priorities. Our goal is to standardize how partners describe their programs to the District so that our office, partner offices, and schools can more easily gain an understanding of these programs. We are asking that partners represent their program using a standard logic model format (the template is available on the sidebar on the right). These documents will help our office connect partners with the relevant partner offices and with schools that may be interested in hosting these partner programs.
While many partners may have already developed logic models for their programs, we require that the logic models submitted to our office use the logic model template provided on the sidebar to the right.
If you have never developed a logic model for your program, we hope the guidance we provide on this site will help guide you in beginning to develop one.
A chance to highlight how your program is addressing inequity and racism
Our office is committed to helping to build a system that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe it is essential to acknowledge and work to dismantle structural racism through our work and the work of our partners. Because logic models include problem statements, context and your planned approach to resolving those problems within that context, they can also reflect your program’s approach to equity and inclusion. If your organization is actively working to address these issues with staff and through your program (e.g. training staff on topics like unconscious bias and anti-racism), we encourage you to highlight how that work intersects with the work represented through your program’s logic model. This will help us learn from you, and share resources and strategies with other partners who may not be as far along in the process of addressing these issues within their organizations.
Logic models are powerful tools for efficiently conveying how and why your program is designed the way it is, but they also convey how your program views our schools and students. Do you see our schools and students as broken and needing fixing or as full of potential for growth? We encourage you to take time to choose your words carefully in your logic model and to reflect if you find yourself using deficits-based language, as this can often signal deeper underlying assumptions that may actually undermine your work with our schools and students. Please review our Racial Equity Guidance and Logic Model resource section for more guidance.
The information on this site is based on guidance contained in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Model Development Guide and the Community Toolbox Logic Model Guidance. These resources are referenced throughout our guidance and links to these resources are available on the sidebar to the right.