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Time Banking Feasibility Study and Pilot Project.

Klatt, Kathryn.

In the fall of 2009, Project for Pride in Living (PPL) began a time banking feasibility and pilot site study. PPL, a nonprofit affordable housing provider and social service agency in Minneapolis, MN was interested in establishing a time bank program for PPL residents and program participants. The study was designed as an outreach process to assess the success and challenges of implementing and operating a time bank program, and to determine PPL resident and program participant interest in a time bank program. The outreach component consisted of two phases: stakeholder interviews and focus groups. The stakeholder interviews were conducted with time bank program coordinators across the United States. The focus groups were conducted with PPL residents and program participants. The project purpose was to collect primary data to inform PPL as they move forward in their decision to implement a time bank program. Specifically, the project goals were to determine: (1) Success and challenges experienced by time bank programs throughout the United States; (2) PPL resident and participant service needs, potential program concerns, and program interest; and (3) recommendations for implementing a time bank program at PPL. During the focus groups, all PPL residents expressed a strong interest in seeing a time bank program implemented. Given resident and participant interest, this report focuses on recommendations and strategies to enable PPL’s successful implementation of a time bank program.

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Prepared for Project for Pride in Living with funding from a Communiversity Personnel Grant from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
66 pp.
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