Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

In Canoga Park, a community in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, many students at Canoga Park High School aren’t planning to attend for college. Most are low-income, many are first-generation immigrants, and some come from families whose members have less … Continue reading Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

A Boot Camp for Innovation in Bioscience: LABioStart

Entrepreneurs play a critical role in our economy. The innovations they develop have a cascading effect on job creation, standards of living, and growth in related industries. Teaching talented individuals to become entrepreneurs themselves and supporting them as they launch … Continue reading A Boot Camp for Innovation in Bioscience: LABioStart

VCU Launches New University-Community Partnership: the MLK Jr Collaborative Intervention Project

Like many urban-serving institutions, Virginia Commonwealth University is located in a high-needs community where K-12 students struggle just to learn and prepare for their futures. At Richmond’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, for example, the majority of students come … Continue reading VCU Launches New University-Community Partnership: the MLK Jr Collaborative Intervention Project

Building Deep University-City Collaboration: Wayne State’s Warrior STEAM Saturdays

At the USU Summer meeting at Cleveland State University, our theme was deep collaboration between campus and community. As part of the event, we had a for-fun pitch session whereby three university representatives had five minutes to pitch to a panel of community judges. The winning collaborative was Wayne State University’s College of Engineering Warrior STEAM Saturdays. Pitched by Jasmine Roberson, Director, Community Engagement, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, the project offers hands on science technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities on six Saturdays throughout the year to Detroit K-12 students. The purpose is to motivate students to … Continue reading Building Deep University-City Collaboration: Wayne State’s Warrior STEAM Saturdays

Deep Collaboration Between Campus and Community, Visually Depicted

At the USU Summer meeting, our speakers took a microscope to university-city partnerships and we used a graphic recorder to document their insights and lessons learned. Take a look at the results from three panels. It is an exciting way to share knowledge. The session Leading Change on Campus, as you can see above, taught us that leading change requires engaging with your faculty, staff, students and stakeholders, having a clear plan but a laser focus on execution, ensuring you communicate goals in a form everyone understands, and making course corrections along the way to support your students toward graduation. … Continue reading Deep Collaboration Between Campus and Community, Visually Depicted