This article reports the findings of a study examining the development, use, and effectiveness of community-based steering committees at three different rural sites. Each site developed projects administered by local Extension Educators aimed at benefiting at-risk youth and families. The effectiveness of the steering committees was evaluated by whether conditions were cultivated that would lead to program sustainability. Factors examined at each site included: availability and deployment of resources; steering committee composition; and leadership\ownership of the project. The article details the results of the study and suggests some implications for the development of community partnerships.
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Banach, M., Zunz, S., & LaPointe, N. (2006). Community Collaboration: Effective Partnerships with Steering Committees. The Journal of Extension, 44(1), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss1/5