Nov 02 2016

Announcing Hive NYC’s New Membership Guidelines

Community, Hive NYC, Members

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Hello Hive NYC Community,

Chrystian here, and I’m ecstatic to be working with you all and can’t wait to meet one-on-one to get to learn more about you, your fantastic organizations, and spectacular programs. As I step deeper into the wonderful world of the Hive Network, I’m delighted to be part of a great team and present a new strategic membership structure to Hive NYC.

The development of the revised membership structure is rooted in suggestions and feedback compiled from Hive NYC’s network members in various conversations at Hive spaces. The revised structure serves to provide a clearer set of participation guidelines and define core values, which are the network’s driving force. These guidelines provide a standard for eligibility and participation that continues to foster innovative partnerships, collaborations, and ideas that make Hive unique, as well as administer structures to ensure that it remains a valuable peer learning network with an active membership.

 

Here’s a snapshot of what our new membership will look like:

Types of Membership

Hive Member

Organizations or institutions that:

  • Provide free or low-cost, strengths-based youth development and learning opportunities directly to young people in the five boroughs of New York City.
  • Invest in increasing access and equity in education through digital media and web literacy.
  • Commit to ongoing learning and innovation for both educators and youth participants.
  • Commit to creating and contributing to inclusive learning environments within and outside of their organization.

Community Ally

Organizations that are aligned with Hive’s core principles and practices but do not meet Hive Member criteria.

Hive NYC Membership Eligibility

  • To be eligible for membership in the Hive NYC Learning Network, prospective members must be part of an organization or institution that:
    • Provides free or low-cost, quality youth development and learning opportunities directly to young people in the five boroughs of New York City.
    • Invests in increasing access and equity in education through digital media and web literacy.
    • Is committed to ongoing learning and innovation for both educators and youth.
    • Is committed to creating and contributing to inclusive learning environments within and outside of their organization.
  • Individuals, organizations, or institutions that do not fit the aforementioned criteria but would like to be part of the network may be eligible to participate as a community ally.

All member organizations and community allies must agree to Hive NYC’s MOU.

Next Steps

These revised Hive NYC Member Guidelines will inform our New Member Application cycle, which will go live in January, 2017.  For now, we’d like to ask all existing Hive Members to to opt-in to the network if they’d like to continue being members, via the link provided.

Community, this is an exciting move for us all and I’d like to hear your thoughts on the new strategic direction. I’d be happy to discuss this further with you. Please feel free to get in contact with me at chrystian@mozillafoundation.org

Have a great day!

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