2012 CommonAction Summary

With the last weekend of the year upon us, it gives our CommonAction family a chance to take a snapshot of our achievements in 2013, along with the young people, adult allies, and communities we serve! This includes the activities of CommonAction Consulting, The Freechild Project, SoundOut, and Heartspace, our websites, training, technical assistance, speaking, and more!

With the last weekend of the year upon us, it gives our CommonAction family a chance to take a snapshot of our achievements in 2013. Through our 10 projects with 14 client organizations nationwide, we served at least 10,000 young people and adults in more than 50 communities nationwide. We addressed 5,000 people in 10 conferences across the country too. This year there were more than 200 blog entries that reached more than 100,000 unique views. The Freechild Project website had almost 1,000,000 unique views, and the SoundOut website had almost 20,000 unique views. All totaled, our daily social media contacts reach almost 10,000 users. Our 25 publications were downloaded almost 15,000 times, and redistributed countless other times online.

Communities Served
Our work brought us across the country again this year, including Miami, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; New York City, New York; Burlington, Vermont; and Washington, DC. Here in our home state of Washington, we’ve served the cities of Bellevue, Cheney, Auburn, Bethel, Burien, Olympia, Richland, Seattle, College Place, Dayton,Kennewick, Finley, Prosser, Lippold, Kiona, Benton, Othello, Clarkston, Prosser, and Paterson.
Organizations Partnered
Organizations that we’ve partnered with include Service Learning Seattle; City of Cheney Parks and Recreation; Catalyst Miami; City of Bellevue Parks and Recreation; Eastern Washington University; King County Youth Development Executives; Community Schools Collaboration; North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center; Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County; Bethel School District, Schools Out Washington; the Institute for Democratic Education in America; City of Auburn Parks and Recreation; ESD 123, and ESD 113.
Projects Led
Major projects that we partnered on this year included Let’s Move, Cheney!‘s 5-Year Strategic Plan, the King County Youth Engagement Practitioners Cadre with SOAR and the Seattle Public Schools Service Learning Seattle Youth Engagement Zone. We also launched the Seattle Youth Media Camp with Social Moguls and Service Learning Seattle. Other projects included the SoundOut Program, launched in more than 20 schools nationwide. In Miami, Florida, our schools include Booker T. Washington High School and Miami Beach Senior High. Across Washington state, schools include New Horizons High School, College Place Middle School, Columbia Middle School, Dayton Middle School, Kennewick Park Middle School, Richland River’s Edge High School, Finley Middle School, Kennewick Highlands Middle School, Prosser Falls High School, Kiona-Benton Middle School, Othello McFarland Middle School, Clarkston Education Opportunity Center, North Franklin Middle School, Prosser Housel Middle School, and Paterson Middle School. 
Conferences Addressed
Eastern Washington University Building Healthy Communities Conference, North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center New Generations Iniatitive, Thurston County Youth Development Summit, Service Learning Seattle Conference, SOAR PIECES Conference, Bellevue Youth Involvement Conference, Washington State 21st Century Community Learning Centers Conference, WRPA Youth Section Youth Conference, ESD 105 21st Century Community Learning Centers Conference, Schools Out Washington
Internet Shared
This year I posted more than 200 blog entries that reached more than 100,000 unique views. The Freechild Project website had almost 1,000,000 unique views, and the SoundOut website had almost 20,000 unique views. All totaled, our daily social media contacts reach almost 10,000 users.
Publications Distributed 
Our 25 publications were downloaded almost 15,000 times, and redistributed countless other times online. We sold 40 copies of our SoundOut Curriculum.
This has been amazing year that was nothing short of magic! Look for even more in 2013…
Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

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