The following are a variety of resources that advance campus-community engaged partnerships:
Collaborating for Change: Partnerships to Transform Local Communities (2010) produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research highlight campus-community collaborations that are changing the economic and social landscape of large and small, urban and rural communities nationwide. This first volume focuses on the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program, the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program, and the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants Program.
Community Voices: A California Campus Compact Study on Partnerships (April 2007) grew out of a conversation among service-learning practitioners at a retreat hosted by California Campus Compact. “What do our community partners think about service-learning? We think they are benefiting, but how do we know? Why do they choose to partner with us in the first place?” The study involved 99 experienced community partners of a diverse mix of colleges and universities in California. This report highlights the results of the study -- the largest study of community partner perspectives that we are aware of in the literature to date.
Partnerships That Work: Stories and Lessons from Campus/Community Collaborations describes partnership activities established through $1.5 million in subgrants to 16 projects, over 70 campuses and their community partners. This resource includes valuable lessons about campus/community partnerships, the development of loosely-coupled networks, and the many variations of community-based education, civic engagement and service-learning emerged across a range of institutional types.
Please visit the "References, Research, and Additional Reading" section of this website located under the "Recognition, Funding, Partnership, and More" link to the left of this page for a listing of helpful resources that are contributing to our efforts at UMass Boston and the greater field of university-community partnerships.