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Linking Colleges to Communities: Engaging the University for Community Development

Mobilizing anchor institutions Centering community and place

How can universities leverage their resources for community benefit? This report from The Democracy Collaborative outlines a comprehensive strategy to meet that goal.

Publication date: 2007-07-31
Publisher: The Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland
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