Community Collaboration, Assets, and Needs
In community-based work, the community partner is an equal in the planning, progress, and evaluation. Without the community partner's input, there is no project. The university is not in a position to tell a community what "they" need. There must be a shift in power from the unviersity to power to the community. A framework to follow is to look at the organization's assets.
If your community organization is interested in starting a collaboration with the University, please fill out the form here. Our staff will be in contact promptly.