The Apex Project: Creating stronger, more resilient, and more community-engaged universities

Presented by Terri Taylor, Lumina Foundation and Alexander Flachsbart, Opportunity Alabama

Over the last decade, two big questions have arisen in parallel on college campuses across the US: (1) how do we engage in public-private partnerships to better leverage our assets, and (2) how do we more fully engage with the community around us — particularly underserved portions of that community? The Apex Project provides a suite of tools and case studies to help colleges and universities approach these questions more strategically. This session will provide a chance to hear about The Apex Project, lessons learned in its development, and possible applications for CUMU members interested in creating local economic resiliency.