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Partnerships That Work: The Stories and Lessons From Campus/Community Collaborations

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Campus Compact is pleased to announce the availability of Partnerships That Work: Stories and Lessons from Campus/Community Collaborations. It describes the $1.5 million three-year project conducted by the New York and the Pennsylvania Campus Compacts, funded by Learn and Serve America—Higher Education, entitled “Building on Our Strengths.” Through subgrants to 16 projects, over 70 campuses and their community partners received grants to establish and expand service-learning via networks among regional partners or within academic disciplines.

Valuable lessons about campus/community partnerships, the development of loosely-coupled networks, and the many variations of community-based education, civic engagement and service-learning emerged across a range of institutional types. The lessons learned should be useful to institutional leaders and policy-makers as well as to faculty and staff involved in the public mission of higher education.

By Charlene J. Gray, James M. Heffernan, Michael H. Norton.

What readers have to say::

"A critical review of a variety of multi-institutional networks that confirm the value of working together to achieve both individual and collective goals for service-learning and partnerships. The involvement of community partners in project and network decisions should inspire others to strengthen partner voice in service-learning." Barbara Holland, Ph.D, University of Sydney, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Engagement, former director of the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.

"Unique perspectives on civic engagement which further how ideas are put into action to make a real difference in the lives of people. For all of us in the service movement, this book is a must read." Mark Gearan, Ph.D.-President, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Chair, Corporation for National and Community Service

"A convincing case for the power of cross-institutional partnerships. This underscores the continuing influence of Campus Compact, the organization that has largely catalyzed and led the service-learning movement in higher education." Ira Harkavy, Ph.D. Founding Director and Associate Vice President, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

Campus Compact Has Brought Back Three Popular Out-of-Print Titles

When we found that three of our most popular titles were out of print, yet people were still asking for them, we undertook a new project to digitally reprint them. Now they are available here in our Book Store for administrators, faculty, and students alike. Please let us know what other books you would like to have reprinted and we will consider making those available as well. Contact: Emily Wood, Director of Communications,

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