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Finding a fresh perspective on your community

OVERVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY SWAP SCHEDULE

What: Weeks before or after the visit: By whom: Date completed:
Complete application The sooner the better - it takes time to find a match! Community sponsor  
Match communities;Schedule week for visits 6 to 8 weeks before visit Extension  
Appoint Team Leader 6 to 8 weeks before visit Community sponsor  
Appoint Team Members 4 weeks before visit Team Leader  
Set date for Town Meeting; Plan promotion 4 weeks before visit Community Sponsor, Team and Extension  
Review visit and report responsibilities 2 weeks before visit Team and Extension  
Visit partner community   Team Leader and Team Members  
Write report and plan slide presentation After the visit Team Leader and Team Members  
Host Town Meeting;Gather evaluation information 4 to 6 weeks after visit Community Sponsor, Team and Extension  
Present at the partner community's Town Meeting 4 to 6 weeks after visit Community Sponsor, Team and Extension  
Evaluation; Plan follow-up; Swap Reunion 6 to 12 months after Town Meeting Community Sponsor, Team and Extension  

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A program by University of Illinois Extension