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Jacobus, Michelle Vazquez; Baskett, Robert – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
This article describes the opportunities and challenges encountered in the service-learning adaptation of an early childhood primary prevention program through the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston Auburn College. In the face of economic and social challenges confronted by many communities, service-learning models are proposed as essential…
Descriptors: Prevention, Service Learning, Educational Opportunities, Program Descriptions
Gilbert, Jaesook; Miller, Kimberly; Harte, Helene – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Vision 2015 is an initiative to improve the area and quality of life for people living within the Northern Kentucky region. A key aspect to Northern Kentucky's future is in reaching by 2015 the Educational Excellence goal of having all children enter kindergarten with the skills necessary to succeed. This paper focuses on the first phase of the…
Descriptors: Regional Programs, Educational Quality, Kindergarten, Definitions
Johnson, Lawrence; Jorgenson, Simon N.; Sharp, Michael J.; Burris, Shane – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Under the leadership of the University of Cincinnati, a unique, systemic collaboration of educational, business, nonprofit, civic and philanthropic organizations from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is addressing the challenges facing urban children and youth. Called Strive, it seeks to create a seamless educational pipeline beginning at birth,…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Youth, Access to Education
DeMulder, Elizabeth; Rigsby, Leo – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
The Preschool Family Support Initiative is a collaboration among low-income immigrant families, their neighborhood preschool, community agencies and organizations, and University faculty and students. It was designed to create a network of support for preschool children's early learning and development. The Initiative developed in the context of…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Partnerships in Education