November 17, 2005

Universities and "Anchor Institutions"

Cathy Jordan of the U's Children, Youth, and Families Consortium has been monitoring discussions nationally about universities as "anchor institutions" -- essentially, ways these organizations can use their intellectual, fiscal, and social resources to contribute to community development efforts in their own regions. Cathy passed along this reference to a fact sheet published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation a couple years ago, with descriptions of key characteristics and examples of "anchor institution" activities. You can read it at: [Anchors] Urban Universities as Community Anchor Institutions

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