Universities in Partnership: Strategies for Education, Youth Development, and Community Renewal

Posted on February 01, 2010

Universities in Partnership: Strategies for Education, Youth Development, and Community Renewal

February 2, 2010 10:30am-12:00pm Eastern, 9:30-11:00am Central, 8:30-10:00am Mountain, 7:30-9:00am Pacific

Please join us for an action dialogue examining the relationship between universities and communities, hosted by PEAR at Harvard University and McLean Hospital and the University of Minnesota. Over the past two decades, a democratic, engaged civic university movement has developed across the United States. A central feature of this movement has been university-community partnerships in which higher education institutions work with organizations and schools in their local community. Much of this work has focused on the education and development of young people. Over time, significant change has occurred regarding both the quantity and quality of partnerships, and intriguing models have been developed. Nevertheless, significant challenges remain. The struggle to achieve transformative democratic practice in the face of seemingly intractable obstacles resides at the heart of this discussion. How can we take stock of the current situation and make progress? How can we develop a two-way relationship between universities and colleges, and schools and community organizations? The discussion will build on “Universities in Partnership,” a recently published issue of New Directions for Youth Development. New Directions for Youth Development is a publication of PEAR and Jossey-Bass Publishers. Registration for this event will begin the week of January 25th. We will send an announcement with registration instructions as soon as the registration is open.

Ira Harkavy is associate vice president and director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania. With Matthew Hartley, Ira served as the issue editor of New Directions for Youth Development’s summer 2009 issue, “Universities in Partnership.” Matthew Hartley is associate professor of education at the University of Pennsylvania. With Ira Harkavy, Matthew served as the issue editor of New Directions for Youth Development’s summer 2009 issue, “Universities in Partnership.” Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. is the founding director of the Center for Urban Studies and a full professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the State University of New York at Buffalo.   Linda Greenough McGlynn has a Ph.D. in social welfare and is in private practice. Gil G. Noam (moderator) is the Founder and Director of the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR) and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. Gil is the editor-in-chief of New Directions for Youth Development.

Panel presentations with PowerPoint, audible and visible over the Internet. Panel discussion audible. Audience participation via e-mail. To see an example of the format, go to http://www.pearweb.org/webinars/.

Contact Erin Cooney at ecooney@mclean.harvard.edu with any questions.

For information on purchasing the journal New Directions for Youth Development, please visit http://www.pearweb.org/ndyd/


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