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NSR Vibrancy Score Rubric
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Our mission is to build vibrant communities through culture, sustainability, and opportunity.
We envision the creation of empowered communities that equitably and sustainably contribute to the growth of their people, places, and ideas.
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Considerations1: Low2: Emerging3: Vibrant
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ValuesDoes the project build vibrant communities through culture, sustainability, and/or opportunity? Does the project promote innovation and an adaptive mindset? Is there an intentional positive relationship with the place where activities occur?Project does not build vibrant communities through culture, sustainability or opportunity, AND does not innovate or promote an adaptive mindset, AND does not work equitably with the place where activities occurProject shows the potential to build a vibrant community through culture, sustainability or opportunity, AND demonstrates innovation or promotes an adaptive mindset, OR the intention to work equitably with the place where activities occurProject builds a vibrant community through culture, sustainability or opportunity, AND is innovative or promotes an adaptive mindset, AND works equitably with the place where activities occur
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PlanningAre project plans and budget reasonable for the stage and demonstrated success of the project? Are goals and strategies co-developed with community including evidence that the approach will improve their lives?Plan or budget is not appropriate for stage of project AND community not involved in or benefitting from planningPlan or budget is appropriate for stage of project OR community is involved with or benefits from planningPlan or budget is appropriate for stage of project AND community is strongly involved and benefits from planning
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ResourcesDo project leaders have the skills and/or experience necessary to succeed? Does the project have access to adequate funding? Does the project use resources to support those that have been denied access, ownership + dignity?Project leaders do not have the necessary skills AND knowledge AND funding to succeed, AND does not use resources to support those that have been denied access, ownership + dignityProject leaders have the necessary skills OR knowledge OR funding to succeed, OR use resources to support those that have been denied access, ownership + dignityProject leaders strongly demonstrate the necessary skills AND knowledge AND funding to succeed AND use resources to support those that have been denied access, ownership + dignity
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ConnectivityDoes the project include appropriate partners and collaborators which reflect the communities New Sun Rising serves? Does the project increase access for those with barriers?Appropriate partners and collaborators are not in place AND project does not create access for those with barriersPartners and collaborators are in place OR project creates access for those with barriersAppropriate partners and collaborators are in place AND project creates access for those with barriers
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IdentityDoes the project align with New Sun Rising's values of Equity + Inclusion*? Does the project communicate how activities have already, or will in the future, impact the lives of community members?Project does not align with values of equity and inclusion AND project does not communicate how activities will improve the lives of community membersProject aligns with values of equity and inclusion OR project communicates how activities will improve the lives of community members Project aligns with values of equity and inclusion AND project communicates how activities will improve the lives of community members
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* Equity + Inclusion - We acknowledge that our organizational power and privilege allow us access to resources created through systematic oppression. We work to redirect what was given to us to those that have been denied access, ownership + dignity.
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