ERIC Number: ED348086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
National Center for Urban Partnerships.
Donovan, Richard A.
An overview is provided of the development and activities of the National Center for Urban Partnerships, located on the Bronx Community College (BCC) campus in New York. Introductory comments describe the Center as a consortium of cities committed to improving student transfer through community-wide efforts, and outline the four conditions for joining the consortium; these include designating an oversight leader; obtaining representation from top-level individuals in government, schools, colleges, business, and community-based organizations; developing strategic plans to help significant numbers of underserved, urban students prepare for and obtain postsecondary degrees; and participating in data-gathering efforts. The bulk of the paper consists of summaries of structure, accomplishments, and goals of each of the 11 participating city networks, including: (1) the Bronx Education Alliance at BCC; (2) the Denver Network at the Community College of Denver, Colorado; (3) the Houston Networks Team at Houston Community College, Texas; (4) the Memphis Team at Memphis State University, Tennessee; (5) the Miami-Dade Networks Team at Miami-Dade Community College, Florida; (6) the Newark Team at Essex County College, New Jersey; (7) the Northern Alameda County Regional Alliance for Educational Development at Peralta Community College District, Oakland, California; (8) the Phoenix Think Tank at Maricopa County Community College District, Tempe, Arizona; (9) the Santa Ana Networks Team at Rancho Santiago College, California; (10) the Queens Urban Partnership at LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, New York; and (11) the Seattle Coalition for Educational Equity at Seattle Community College District, Washington. (PAA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Community Development, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Minority Groups, School Community Relationship, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Urban Education, Urban Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Urban Partnerships, New York, NY.