Draw the Lines-PA will be guided by an advisory board of respected bipartisan and nonpartisan leaders from around the Commonwealth. As it moves into each region, DTL will form and work through local steering committees made up of educational, civic, and religious leaders. These steering committees will coalesce around a growing list of partners DTL has already cultivated. Committed partners so far include:
We are also in continuous conversations with representatives from a range of organizations outside of official partnership status, including the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Draw the Lines partners will publicize events to their membership, provide insight on the unique characteristics of their communities, offer in-kind support to local events, and recruit respected individuals to serve on local DTL steering committees. Most importantly, partners can host mapping events in their community. In doing so, they will have significant autonomy in planning and crafting its offerings. DTL will provide all necessary resources and trainings (like our community engagement toolkit), but partners have the freedom to tailor their events to meet those of their local community.