2010-2011 Speaker Series



Hillary Kane (Bio)

Director, Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)
February 7, 2011




Keynote BreakfastAnchor Institutions -Learning to Mobilize our Intellectual, Financial, and Institutional Assets within our Community

Monday, February 7, 2011, 8:30am-10:00am
Maple Room, EUC

As an anchor institution in the larger Triad community, UNCG has a responsibility to leverage its assets as a means for strategic economic and community development. Join us in examining the role of academic institutions as a collaborator, convener, and facilitator with the larger engaged community. This is an open plenary session designed to explore the high impact practices of deepening community engagement. Leadership for a worthy cause with idealistic goals can be discouraging, not only because of all the hard work it requires of us, but because the challenge of complex group dynamics—the “dramas” small and large—can stop good work from moving forward. How should we address the gap between ideals and the realities of group work? Nadinne will share experiences and offer a framework to deal with a topic that is often hidden away but is necessary to leading for change.

Several resources have been provided by the North Carolina Campus Compact as primers for this dialogue:

  • Urban Universities: Anchors Generating Prosperity for America’s Cities – Prepared by the Strengthening Communities Initiative of the Coalition of Urban Serving Institutions, 2010
  • Urban Universities As Anchor Institutions: A Report of National Data and Survey FindingsA Discussion Paper – Prepared by the Coaliation of Urban Serving Institutions, July 2010
  • Anchor Institutions Toolkit: A Guide for Neighborhood Revitalization — Prepared by Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, March 2008, http://www.upenn.edu/ccp/anchortoolkit/

Small group consultation articles:

  • Economic Development: VITA, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, IDA Programs http://www.alternatives.org/creditpath.html and http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/07/poorfinances/intro.shtml
  • K-12 Education: K-12 Service-Learning, Hal Lawson’s article from UACS Journal
  • Construction a Consortium for Change: PHENND Thought Piece
  • Intercultural Dialogue: Dunlap and Webster “Enhancing Inter-Cultural Competence through Civic Engagement. Civic Engagement in Higher Education/Creating Opportunities for College Students to Learn about and Practice Civic Engagement”

The 2010-2011 Community Engagement Speaker Series is sponsored by the Office of Leadership & Service-Learning, Office of Research & Economic Development, and School of Education.