Offers a Unique Focus on the Experience of the Community Served
While campus engagement with the local community is generally viewed in a positive light, in reality these collaborations are more complex. Presenting avariety of contemporary models and frameworks for community engagement, this book is distinguished by its unique emphasis on campus-community partnershipsfrom the perspective of the community. Bolstered by concrete data, the text addresses the impact of a variety of service-learning arrangements on localcommunities and focuses on the experiences, both positive and negative, of the community organization.
Integrating theoretical, historical, ethical and practical frameworks, thebook examines in-depth such emerging models as global service learning, social entrepreneurship, and experiential philanthropy. Vivid case examples drawingfrom real-life programs that have been implemented in the U.S. and abroad bring these models to life. While the book emphasizes the perspectives of thecommunities served, it also encompasses the experiences of nonprofit organizations, students, and faculty. Students, faculty, and administrators who areengaged in campus-community partnerships‚Äîparticularly in disciplines that are grounded in community-based learning, such as social work, human services,sociology, and public service studies‚Äîwill find this book to be an important resource.
- Examines campus-community partnerships from the perspective of the community served
- Presents lively and engaging case studies of domestic and global scenarios
- Includes the perspectives of nonprofit organizations, students, community members, and faculty
- Includes extensive resources for more in-depth study