University-community civic collaboration: Reaching for social justice in university partnership

Jessica Shiller


The goal of this article is to describe a university-community partnership sponsored by a university office of civic engagement. University-community partnerships are common, but many collaborations are fraught with challenges because of power inequities or differing goals and ways of operating. Aware of the potential pitfalls, the university-community partnership described moved through these issues together, making differences explicit yet still remaining committed to a larger project and their collaboration.




Higher education, community-based organizations, civic engagement, activism

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