Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships

Success Stories

  • Thomas R. Chibucos
  • Richard M. Lerner

Part of the Outreach Scholarship book series (OUTR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Marilyn R. Bradbard, June Henton, Jacquelyn Mize, Janice Grover, Robbie Roberts
    Pages 13-19
  3. Joan E. Esser-Stuart, Alesa H. Judd, Tracy M. Palmer, John R. Wheat
    Pages 21-25
  4. Richard A. Fabes, Carol Lynn Martin, Raun D. Melmed, Cindy K. Schneider
    Pages 27-33
  5. Rena A. Hallam, Martha J. Buell, Michael Gamel-McCormick
    Pages 47-51
  6. Ronald L. Mullis, Alisa S. Ghazvini
    Pages 59-63
  7. Daniel F. Perkins, Marilyn J. Halusky, Judith R. Butterfield, Tamara B. Dinkins
    Pages 65-74
  8. Stephen Rollin, Roberta Rubin, Daniel Ward, April Brown, John Wright, Carol Painter et al.
    Pages 75-79
  9. Deborah B. Gentry
    Pages 105-111
  10. Jo Cato, Deborah Wilkes, Susan Maxwell, J. Lee Kreader, Anne Wharff, Christine M. Todd
    Pages 119-125

About this book


A consistently identified criticism about contemporary higher education is that academia is not playing a visible role in contributing to the improvement of the lives of people in the community - as the lives are lived on a day-to-day basis. However, there has been a long tradition of such `Outreach Scholarship' in America, and this focus is gaining renewed attention, at least in part, because policy makers and philanthropic organizations are pressing universities and colleges to use their learning resources in ways that more directly benefit society. Universites have listened to, and continue to heed, such appeals.
Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships: Success Stories illustrates such work by presenting several dozen exemplary `success stories' of community-university partnerships that serve to enhance the lives of children, youth, and families. These illustrations are drawn from collaborations across the breadth of the nation and reflect the work of many diverse colleges and universities. Moreover, these partnerships involve an array of target audiences, ranging across the individual life span from infancy through old age and involving a diverse set of groups and organizations. In addition, this work takes many forms, for example, technical assistance, evaluation, training, program design and delivery, demonstration or participatory, action research, and dissemination.
The book is useful to two broad audiences: (1) Individuals, in and out of academia, in decision-making roles that directly impact what gets done or does not get done in colleges and universities; and (2) Persons outside academia who are concerned with creating positive change across a wide-range of issues pertinent to the lives of youth, families, and communities. This volume will guide universities and communities to work together to promote positive development in the diverse children, families, and communities of our nation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas R. Chibucos
    • 1
  • Richard M. Lerner
    • 2
  1. 1.Bowling Green State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Boston CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7297-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5053-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7081
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