Building Partnerships: The University and Community Unite
The efficacy of joining forces with others sharing similar goals and purposes to more effectively create change is an established phenomenon. It is particularly important to remain alert and receptive to opportunities for collaboration with persons and groups beyond one’s typical horizon. In many cases, the foundation for such partnerships is established over a considerable length of time, allowing for credibility and trust between persons and groups to develop. This chapter provides one example of collaboration between faculty members in a School of Family and Consumer Sciences in a public university and personnel in a public school system. The partnership was formed to secure grant money for enhancing the education of young children and their parents.
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