ERIC Number: ED350016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Development at the Grass Roots: A Guide for Creating Partnerships between Main Street Programs and California Community Colleges.
Perfumo-Kreiss, Paulette; Harrison, Laurie
The California Main Street Program (MSP) provides technical assistance to rural communities facing rapid growth and downtown decay, serving as a vehicle for local stimulation and revitalization of downtown area businesses. This five-part handbook presents strategies for creating partnerships between California's MSPs and the state's community colleges. Following an introduction which details the development and structure of both the MSP and the California Community Colleges (CCCs), "The Mutual Benefits of Cooperation," discusses advantages and constraints of partnership for both entities. Next, "Defining the Relationship," reviews the roles and responsibilities of participants, and provides examples of college departments and the assistance they might provide within cooperative arrangements. In "Case Studies," profiles and contact information are presented for the following: (1) the Auburn Main Street-Sierra College partnership, through which Sierra College provided a student intern to Main Street, and Main Street supported Sierra College's Small Business Development Center; (2) the Quincy Main Street-Feather River College partnership, which has involved Main Street providing advice to Feather River College concerning curriculum development, and the two entities working together to develop a summer arts and entertainment series, and a student community service program; and (3) the Fort Bragg Main Street-College of the Redwoods partnership, which has involved college students in the design and analysis of a Main Street consumer survey, and joint fund raising. The handbook concludes with a chapter that provides advice on how to initiate contract and develop the relationship. The chapter focuses on fostering communication and trust. Appendixes provide directories of Main Street Communities, the CCCs, and Small Business Development Centers in the state. (MAB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Coordination, Community Development, Community Organizations, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Guides, Local Issues, Profiles, Rural Areas, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Small Businesses, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Urban Renewal
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Sierra Coll., Rocklin, CA.