Colleges and Universities as the Hub: Being An Agent For Community Transformation. SPELMAN COLLEGE PRESENTER: STACI BRUCE. #NCVS #CU1511. Overview. Program model discussion:
PRESENTER: STACI BRUCE
Program model discussion:
Creating and implementing a community engagement and development program model for students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and neighborhood residents through collaborative partnerships.
How does you organization rate the value of collaborating with colleges and universities?
What or who could be considered the major decision makers in your community?
Describe your neighborhood? (e.g. transient, urban, etc?)
How do outsiders perceive your neighborhood?
Why are you here?
What is a compelling community need?
Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelmanempowers the whole person to engage the manycultures of the world and inspires a commitmentto positive social change.
To foster growth and a spirit of service throughout the community and to encompass the diversity of women who believe in the enrichment of service through service learning, leadership development, community collaborations and civic engagement.
Shepherd Poverty Consortium Internships
Bonner Scholars Program & AmeriCorps
Civic Engagement Fellows Program
& Non Profit Mgmt. Series
Campus-wide Community Service Programs (MLK Day, Alternative Spring Break)
1st and 2nd Year Spelman Student Service Requirement
Service Learning Classes
Community & Campus-WideService Initiatives
Objective: Participate in community revitalization and transformation by being an agent for impacting policies and systems for social and economic change.
• Strategic Initiative 1: Increase visibility throughout the community including residents, neighborhood organizations, churches, schools, sister colleges, and government agencies.
• Strategic Initiative 2: Become a community development partner with planning and economic development organizations, local businesses, land developers, and environmental initiatives to foster communications and healthy lifestyles.
• Strategic Initiative 3: Conduct community-based research to engage local constituents in the community planning and decision-making process.
1. Sustain a spirit of service and givingfor Spelman College and its constituents.
2. Be a leader and partner in the development and revitalization of the surrounding community.
3. Be an agent for community transformation as it strives to impact policies and systems for social change, while simultaneously creating a learning environment where community engagement and civic responsibility are core dimensions of the Spelman experience.
4. Share its lessons with and learn from the global community, as students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Spelman community work in concert to address issues and interests relating to education, health and wellness, economic development, and environmental sustainability.
*Community Needs Assessment 12/08 by Morehouse School of Medicine and Neighborhood Union Health Center.
** Parents and the High Price of Childcare 2009 Update report by Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) State Networks.
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Special Edition June 2020
Special Edition June 2020
XYZ Organization: Missed Opportunities and Unfulfilled Promises – What Happened?
XYZ Organization: Local Group Transforms
Creating the Scenarios
How Will We Get There?
Step 1 Atlanta
Define service area
Step 2 Atlanta
Identify Your Partners
Step 3 Atlanta
Determine your measurement & impact
Questions to ponder…