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ERIC Number: EJ1096746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The Cornell Urban Scholars Program: Cultivating New York City's Next Generation of Civic Leaders
Reardon, Kenneth M.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v10 n2 p127-139 2005
This article describes the origins, evolution, and development of a comprehensive civic engagement program designed to encourage Ivy League students to pursue public service careers with nonprofits and municipal government organizations serving New York City's poorest children, families, and neighborhoods. The article offers a detailed description of the various programs that constitute the Cornell Urban Scholars Program, which includes a high school leadership camp, a public-service-oriented alternative spring break, an undergraduate summer internship program, a graduate research fellowship in children, family, and community development policy making, a nonprofit career fair, and a new refereed journal. The article also includes a preliminary analysis of the accomplishments and limitations of this new civic engagement effort. It concludes with a review of the major factors that have led to the program's initial success and ongoing sustainability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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