May 1, 2024
3:00 pm EDT – 3:45 pm EDT

OPEN TO ALL   LEARNING

FEATURED PRESENTERS:

  • Cory Bowman, associate director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania
  • Naorah Rimkunas, assistant professor of community schools, College of Community & Public Affairs, Binghamton University, SUNY
  • Rita A. Hodges, associate director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania
  • Paulette Branson, director of student engagement and community building, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

This webinar will explore how we have developed and sustained mutually transformative, democratic partnerships between universities and local K-12 schools through University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS). Staff from Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships and faculty from Binghamton University will discuss lessons learned from academic partnerships that connect the university and K-12 curricula through projects that help to solve community-identified local problems, from environmental injustice to health and educational inequities. This is designed to simultaneously improve community wellbeing and advance research, teaching, and learning (K-16+). After a brief overview of UACS, presenters from two higher eds working with different communities (urban, suburban and rural) will share examples of community-engaged scholarship and teaching. There will be time for questions and discussion.

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