By Sarah Saydun On Tuesday, May 5th, over 60 educators, community members, and students gathered digitally for a symposium called “Deepening Community-University Partnerships.” The event provided a moment for reflection and celebration about Co-Research/Co-Education (CORE), an innovative, multi-year, community-based collaboration for teaching, research, and practice. This year, CORE completed its first three-year partnership with DudleyContinue reading CORE SYMPOSIUM: Deepening Community-University Partnerships
Each summer, CoRE (Co-learning/Co-education) funds UEP graduate students to work with a community partner for a 10-week fellowship. The fellowship is intended to provide capacity for community-based efforts and to offer fellows hands-on experience in community planning, organizing and development. 2016 CoRE fellow, Gabo Sub, reflects on his internship experience at the Dudley Street NeighborhoodContinue reading 2016 CoRE Fellow Reflects on Internship with Community Partner
Community partnerships have been an integral part of Tufts Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning (UEP) since its founding in 1973. In 2016, UEP launched a new multi-year partnership model, called Co-Research/Co-Education Partnerships (CoRE), with long-time partner Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). This CoRE partnership builds on a 25-year history of collaboration. Over the nextContinue reading Tufts UEP Launches 3-year CoRE Partnership with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
A team of five UEP graduate students, as a part of the 2015 UEP Field Projects, worked with a nascent network of community land trusts (CLTs) in Boston to explore the value and possibilities for CLTs in the Boston area to promote development without displacement. The four partners the team worked with are the DudleyContinue reading Development without Displacement: UEP Field Project Supports the Formation of the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network
CERO is a multicultural recycling cooperative based in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. CERO is comprised of a group of worker-owners whose values are steeped in community, sustainability and empowerment. CERO is among a new wave of locally owned green businesses that see themselves as part of a “new economy.” CERO began by providing food wasteContinue reading UEP Field Project works with CERO Coop to Explore an Eco-Energy Park in Boston
Editor’s note: Danielle Ngo and Ben Baldwin, two UEP graduate students supported by Tisch College and UEP to work with UEP’s CORE (Co-Research/Co-Education) community partners, report back on their 2015 Summer Fellowship experiences. Danielle Ngo Tisch Summer Fellow at Chinese Progressive Association I was a Tisch Summer Fellow at the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) as part ofContinue reading CORE Summer 2015 Fellows Support Community Land Trusts in Chinatown and Roxbury
Community partners and graduate students are invited to participate in a new course for Fall 2015, the Tufts UEP Practicum (UEP293-09). This is a community-university co-learning opportunity that builds on the Practical Visionaries Workshop started in 2011. The theme of this Fall’s Practicum is Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston. Our primary partner isContinue reading Fall 2015 Tufts UEP Practicum: Community Control and Ownership Strategies for Boston
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