New Report: Community Service Partnerships Between Community Agencies and Catholic Colleges and Universities

Posted by on July 2, 2007

A report has recently been made available which uses geographic information systems (GIS) to explore community partnerships between community service agencies and catholic colleges and universities. The study was supported by the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS) at the University of Pennsylvania. The study examined the tendency of colleges in Philadelphia to partner with community agencies which operate in the poorest areas of the city and those which meet needs of individuals in the schools? local communities. GIS methods were used to create a series of maps portraying the distribution of college students serving in Philadelphia areas and zip codes local to institutions, as well as key indicators of need including median household income. Specific attention is paid to overlap in service, potentially overserved and underserved areas and areas emerging which may require new partnerships. The article can be found at and is accessed through the link:
Bernacki, Matthew & Frank Bernt. Service to One’s Neighbor: Community Service Partnerships Between Community Agencies and Catholic colleges and Universities. PRRUCS Report. University of Pennsylvania.

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