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ERIC Number: ED530303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Service Learning in Community Development: Partnering with East Cleveland. Briefly Stated. Number 10-01
Harris, David G.; Chupp, Mark G.
Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (NJ1)
Residents of East Cleveland are fighting to improve the quality of public education and access to vocational opportunities. "White flight" (Frey, 1979, p. 425), economic disinvestment, and ineffective political leadership have led to the disadvantages faced by East Cleveland (Kathi & Cooper, 2005). Nearly 1,200 vacant structures blight their 3.1 square mile landscape. Case Western Reserve University recognizes the potential roles that they can serve in aiding neighboring East Cleveland into becoming a desirable place to call home. MSSA students joined residents and firefighters to survey every vacant property in the City. Students utilized their experiences with conducting the survey, and through additional fieldwork, recommended strategies for the impact of vacant housing on topics like workforce development, education, safe streets and neighborhoods, and the senior population. This research, aided in part by the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University will serve as the basis for a partnership for the revitalization of East Cleveland with contributions from students, the university, residents, community organizations, and the City of East Cleveland. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Case Western University, 10900 Euclid Avenue ML 7164, Cleveland, OH 44106. Tel: 216-368-6946; Fax: 216-368-5158; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve University, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development
Identifiers - Location: Ohio