The NEXT Steps LRNG Logic Model

Do Better. Think BIGGER!

Bridging The
Communications Gap Between
Education & Business Communities

translating knowledge.

Our Model

The Cities of LRNG Logic Model created by the Urban Institute provides a foundation for operational and performance measurement planning and evaluation planning, and is a communication tool for explaining the initiative to a wide range of audiences

The NEXT Steps LRNG Logic Model
For The Community On Demand Digital Learning Ecosystem

Inspired by the Cities of LRNG Logic Model created by The Urban Institute

About the LRNG Logic Model

The Cities of LRNG initiative aims to maximize Connected Learning by fostering robust local learning ecosystems that support youth academic and career preparation. At its heart is partnership: connecting informal learning actors—for example, community-based organizations, libraries, museums, and makerspaces—with schools, city leaders, employers, and postsecondary institutions. Each participating city has an anchor organization or group of organizations that are hubs for connecting local institutions to each other and to the national LRNG initiative.

To articulate the goals and activities of Cities of LRNG, the Urban Institute developed a logic model in partnership with staff and leaders from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the 2015 cities. The logic model provides a foundation for operational and performance measurement planning and evaluation planning, and is a communication tool for explaining the initiative to a wide range of audiences.

The LRNG logic model:

  • Illustrates LRNG’s operational plan, activities, and expected outputs for youth, anchor organizations, local partner organizations, and employers and postsecondary institutions.
  • Depicts short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes in three domains:
    – Youth Learning (youth learning and social development)
    – Youth Opportunities (youth educational and career advancement)
    – The Learning Ecosystem (system-level changes to ecosystem actors, practices, and policies)

Connecting Learners & Industry Professionals

Professionals now have the opportunity to share their skills and knowledge with learners to inspire the next generation of the workforce.

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