Nuevo informe:Cómo las Respuestas Comunitarias a COVID en Boston están Construyendo Nuevas Infraestructuras de Atención y Participación Ciudadana

Si bien la pandemia de COVID-19 trajo enormes desafíos para las comunidades de los Estados Unidos, también fue un momento que unió a las personas y mostró el poder de la cooperación, la creatividad y la resiliencia. Cuando llegó la pandemia en marzo de 2020, las organizaciones comunitarias en el área de Boston dieron unContinue reading Nuevo informe:Cómo las Respuestas Comunitarias a COVID en Boston están Construyendo Nuevas Infraestructuras de Atención y Participación Ciudadana

New Report: How Community Responses to COVID in the Boston Area Are Building New Infrastructures of Care and Community Engagement

While the COVID-19 pandemic brought daunting challenges for communities around the United States, it was also a time that united people and showed the power of cooperation, creativity, and resiliency. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Boston area pivoted almost overnight to provide emergency response and mobilized to meetContinue reading New Report: How Community Responses to COVID in the Boston Area Are Building New Infrastructures of Care and Community Engagement

Article published in Social Sciences on the Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) Partnership

We have published another article on the Co-Education/Co-Research Partnership (CORE). It appears in the journal Social Sciences and is titled: Co-Education/Co-Research Partnership: A Critical Approach to Co-Learning between Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative and Tufts University. It was co-authored by Penn Loh and former Tufts UEP students Zoë Ackerman, Joceline Fidalgo (also a former DSNI staff),Continue reading Article published in Social Sciences on the Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) Partnership

Article published in Gateways Journal: A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership

I and former UEP students Zoë Ackerman and Joceline Fidalgo have published the article “A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership” in Gateways International Journal of Community Research and Engagement in December 2021. It explores the power dynamics in our Co-Education/Co-Research (CORE) partnership between Tufts UEP and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.Continue reading Article published in Gateways Journal: A Relational Approach to Transforming Power in a Community-University Partnership

New Chapter on Community Labor United in Igniting Justice and Progressive Power

A chapter on the history of Community Labor United (CLU) that I co-authored with Mark Erlich has just been published in a new book on progressive labor community alliances. Igniting Justice and Progressive Power compiles cases of regional power building in cities across the US from affiliates of the Partnership for Working Families (recently renamedContinue reading New Chapter on Community Labor United in Igniting Justice and Progressive Power

Two Master’s Theses Completed in Collaboration with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

Luisa Santos and Molly Kaviar completed their Tufts UEP Master’s theses this spring 2021, working with the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). Both served as Research Assistants on a community action research project between UEP and DSNI that started in 2018. [For more on this project, go to this website.] DSNI has been working forContinue reading Two Master’s Theses Completed in Collaboration with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

Reflecting on UEP’s Community-University Partnership Practices

On May 21st, students, alumni, and faculty in the Tufts UEP program gathered online to reflect on their involvement with the Co-Research/Co-Education (CORE) community-university partnership. CORE is a multi-year, community-based collaboration that integrates teaching, research, and practice. The goal of this event was to provide graduating students an opportunity to share their experiences and lessonsContinue reading Reflecting on UEP’s Community-University Partnership Practices

CORE Assessment Report

A report assessing the Co-Research/Co-Education (CORE) partnership between Tufts UEP and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is now finalized! In the report, lead author and UEP alumni, Zoë Ackerman, highlights CORE’s accomplishments and contributions with a focus on how CORE has impacted the community. This partnership is built on a 30-year collaboration between DSNI andContinue reading CORE Assessment Report

Seeing Solidarity Economy in Action in Montreal

By Allie Wainer and Melissa Gordon In May 2019, a group of 18 students and faculty with Tufts New Economy and community members from the Solidarity Economy Initiative traveled to Montreal for a weekend to exchange ideas with organizations putting solidarity economy values into practice. Instead of traveling to an academic-style conference, we explored MontrealContinue reading Seeing Solidarity Economy in Action in Montreal