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ERIC Number: EJ967607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Revitalizing South Memphis through an Interdisciplinary Community-University Development Partnership
Lambert-Pennington, Katherine; Reardon, Kenneth M.; Robinson, Kenneth S.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v17 n2 p59-70 Spr 2011
This article reviews the unique opportunities and challenges related to establishing and maintaining a long-term community-university development partnership in a historic African American community. It highlights the significant benefits and costs generated by an interdisciplinary community development assistance project undertaken by a community development corporation and a university. The article explores a series of philosophical, methodological, pedagogical, and organizational hurdles similar interdisciplinary projects can anticipate. It discusses the specific strategies the University of Memphis project organizers devised to overcome these challenges and suggests a preliminary set of principles of good practice for interdisciplinary community-university partnership projects. (Contains 2 notes.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee