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ERIC Number: EJ1093037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Cultivating Reciprocity: The Guiding Framework for Benedict College in Partnership with the Community to Garner Economic and Community Growth
Greene, Gwenda R.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n3 p53-63 2006
This article delineates Benedict College's strategies for transforming the community to foster a strong sense of connectedness and inclusivity to the institution. Reciprocal partnerships between the college and the community have served as a vehicle for achieving the mission of the college and addressing critical community issues. Benedict College has collaborated in such community development endeavors as renewal of the area surrounding the college, including improved housing for underserved local families. In its efforts to holistically organize college and community, Benedict College has institutionalized service-learning as a sustainable method of integrating community partnership into higher education. Information presented in this article focuses primarily on the methodical partnership between Benedict College and its surrounding community to collaboratively address the issue of economic and community growth through unified, sustainable plans and decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina