Let s Chat Cultivating Community University Dialogue

Let s Chat   Cultivating Community University Dialogue

... Project at Chapman University and nonprofit community organization Padres Unidos, the Chapman University Padres Unidos Partnership offers this, a coffee table textbook, Let's Chat: Cultivating Community University Dialogue.

Author: Suzanne SooHoo

Publisher: Myers Education Press

ISBN: 9781975500429

Category: Education

Page: 148

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2019 SPE Outstanding Book Award Honorable Mention From the home of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project and non-profit community organization Padres Unidos, the Chapman University Padres Unidos Partnership presents this truly unique coffee table textbook, Let’s Chat: Cultivating Community University Dialogue – A Coffee Table Textbook on Partnerships. The volume presents a collection of community stories, concepts and analyses that highlight the journey of border crossings between two co-existing neighbors: a non-profit community organization and a university. Stories from community residents and faculty members represent how they disrupted the barriers that typically divide us by reconceptualizing how universities and communities can work together to reshape the intellectual landscape and reconfigure power differentials. Written with and by the community, this book represents a break-away genre that privileges the “voices of the people” (Freire), accompanied by academic voices, in a format that is accessible, aesthetic and attractive to both community and university audiences. Cafecitos punctuate each chapter to elicit dialogue, reflection and action towards defining and developing community university partnerships. This book will be useful to: • academics interested in partnerships, public pedagogy, and community-based research • students involved in community engagement/service learning • community organizations • immigrant families who reveal their wisdom in stories about self, others, and community building within the Chapman University Padres Unidos partnership Let’s Chat presents valuable content in a new and unique format that makes it perfect for courses in: Service in Action; Leadership, Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility; Community-Based Research Methods; Introduction to Asset-Based Community Development; Community Service Internship; Community Leadership of Tomorrow; Becoming and Agent of Change; Cultural Diversity in American Education; Diversity and Equity in Education; Social and Philosophical Aspects of Education; Education and Economic Development. Perfect for courses such as: Service in Action Practicum, Leadership, Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility, Community-Based Research Methods, Introduction to Asset-Based Community Development, Community Service Internship, Community Leadership of Tomorrow, Becoming an Agent of Change, Cultural Diversity in American Education, Diversity and Equity in Education, Social and Philosophical Aspects of Education, and Education and Economic Development.
Categories: Education

Cultivating Communities of Practice

Cultivating Communities of Practice

The straw model should be detailed enough to initiate community activity , but not so detailed that it leaves little room for improvisation and new ideas . The community will modify itself along multiple dimensions as it develops .

Author: Etienne Wenger

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781578513307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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Today's marketplace is fueled by knowledge. Yet organizing systematically to leverage knowledge remains a challenge. Leading companies have discovered that technology is not enough, and that cultivating communities of practice is the keystone of an effective knowledge strategy. Communities of practice come together around common interests and expertise- whether they consist of first-line managers or customer service representatives, neurosurgeons or software programmers, city managers or home-improvement amateurs. They create, share, and apply knowledge within and across the boundaries of teams, business units, and even entire companies-providing a concrete path toward creating a true knowledge organization. In Cultivating Communities of Practice, Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder argue that while communities form naturally, organizations need to become more proactive and systematic about developing and integrating them into their strategy. This book provides practical models and methods for stewarding these communities to reach their full potential-without squelching the inner drive that makes them so valuable. Through in-depth cases from firms such as DaimlerChrysler, McKinsey & Company, Shell, and the World Bank, the authors demonstrate how communities of practice can be leveraged to drive overall company strategy, generate new business opportunities, tie personal development to corporate goals, transfer best practices, and recruit and retain top talent. They define the unique features of these communities and outline principles for nurturing their essential elements. They provide guidelines to support communities of practice through their major stages of development, address the potential downsides of communities, and discuss the specific challenges of distributed communities. And they show how to recognize the value created by communities of practice and how to build a corporate knowledge strategy around them. Essential reading for any leader in today's knowledge economy, this is the definitive guide to developing communities of practice for the benefit-and long-term success-of organizations and the individuals who work in them. Etienne Wenger is a renowned expert and consultant on knowledge management and communities of practice in San Juan, California. Richard McDermott is a leading expert of organization and community development in Boulder, Colorado. William M. Snyder is a founding partner of Social Capital Group, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Categories: Business & Economics

Community Gardening as Social Action

Community Gardening as Social Action

Cultivating Community Cultivating Community is a nonprofit, nongovernment organisation that promotes and supports community gardening in Melbourne. It was formed in 2000 by a group of people looking to promote community gardening and ...

Author: Claire Nettle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317163411

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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There has been a resurgence of community gardening over the past decade with a wide range of actors seeking to get involved, from health agencies aiming to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to radical social movements searching for symbols of non-capitalist ways of relating and occupying space. Community gardens have become a focal point for local activism in which people are working to contribute to food security, question the erosion of public space, conserve and improve urban environments, develop technologies of sustainable food production, foster community engagement and create neighbourhood solidarity. Drawing on in-depth case studies and social movement theory, Claire Nettle provides a new empirical and theoretical understanding of community gardening as a site of collective social action. This provides not only a more nuanced and complete understanding of community gardening, but also highlights its potential challenges to notions of activism, community, democracy and culture.
Categories: Philosophy

Growing a Garden and a Community

Growing a Garden and a Community

By 1998 , Rainier Vista residents were cultivating 50 individual garden plots , averaging 120 square feet , on the garden's four sites . A fifth community garden was scheduled to open in Spring 1999. It will supply fresh vegetables for ...

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ISBN: IND:30000067696777

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 9

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Categories: Businesspeople

Neighborhood Networks Growing a Garden and a Community October 1999

Neighborhood Networks  Growing a Garden and a Community  October 1999

By 1998 , Rainier Vista residents were cultivating 50 individual garden plots , averaging 120 square feet , on the garden's four sites . A fifth community garden was scheduled to open in Spring 1999. It will supply fresh vegetables for ...

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Portland Food

Portland Food

One is Stephanie Aquilina, who manages the food access projects at Cultivating Community. She's particularly excited about a new project for this summer. “The Grow Cart [is] a tricyclepowered mobile farm stand,” she says.

Author: Kate McCarty

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625847539

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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Portland, Maine's culinary cache belies its size. The vibrant food scene boasts more than three hundred restaurants, as well as specialty food businesses, farmers' markets, pop-up dinners and food trucks. Since back-to-the-landers began to arrive in the 1970s, Maine's abundant natural resources have been feeding local dreams of sustainability and resilience. Portland is uniquely primed for chefs and restaurateurs to draw on local agricultural and marine resources. Gulf of Maine fisheries and the working waterfront bring the freshest seafood to Portland's palate, while Maine's rural landscape is fertile ground for local farming. Local food writer Kate McCarty taps into the evolution of this little foodie city. Dig into Portland's bounty, from classic lobster and blueberry pie to the avant-garde of the culinary cutting edge. Explore the unique restaurants, farmers, producers, community activists and food enthusiasts that create and drive Portland's food scene.
Categories: Cooking

Learning in Organizations

Learning in Organizations

Apart from the capacity to develop individual members and provide a sense of belongingness and confidence , cultivating communities of practice also provides opportunity for the organization to identify individuals who have common sets ...

Author: Peter J. Smith

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415356032

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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In this fresh and innovative approach to the complexities and challenges of organizational learning diversities, the authors show that in learning there are no generic solutions, and instead propose several context-specific resolutions.
Categories: Business & Economics

Local Activism for Global Climate Justice

Local Activism for Global Climate Justice

CULTIVATING. COMMUNITY. RESILIENCE. Kelly Hamshaw and JoEllen Calderara Introduction As climate change intensifies, climate justice theory and past empirical studies indicate that local communities will have an increasingly important ...

Author: Patricia E. Perkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000487459

Category: Science

Page: 310

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This book will inspire and spark grassroots action to address the inequitable impacts of climate change, by showing how this can be tackled and the many benefits of doing so. With contributions from climate activists and engaged young authors, this volume explores the many ways in which people are proactively working to advance climate justice. The book pays special attention to Canada and the Great Lakes watershed, showing how the effects of climate change span local, regional, and global scales through the impact of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts, with related economic and social effects that cross political jurisdictions. Examining examples of local-level activism that include organizing for climate-resilient and equitable communities, the dynamic leadership of Indigenous peoples (especially women) for water and land protection, and diaspora networking, Local Activism for Global Climate Justice also provides theoretical perspectives on how individual action relates to broader social and political processes. Showcasing a diverse range of inspirational and thought-provoking case studies, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate justice, climate change policy, climate ethics, and global environmental governance, as well as teachers and climate activists.
Categories: Science

Humanizing Pedagogy Through HIV and AIDS Prevention

Humanizing Pedagogy Through HIV and AIDS Prevention

CULTIVATING A HEARTFELT SENSE OF COMMUNITY: AN ESSENTIAL TEACHER COMPETENCY FOR PREVENTING HIV AND AIDS Lisa Green-Derry and Mwangaza Michael-Bandele Knowing how to cultivate community is an essential ability for educators desiring to ...

Author: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317257912

Category: Education

Page: 404

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This book explores the power of educators to serve as HIV and AIDS prevention agents. The definitive text represents the work of a distinguished panel of teacher educators and health scientists who identify core information and skills effective educators of HIV and AIDS prevention should learn as they are prepared to attend to the academic and human needs of students. It assigns to teachers, in the US and abroad, the novel role of prevention agents, given their extraordinary ability to access and affect young people -- to influence their behavior. Humanizing Pedagogy considers the social, economic, racial, gender and other variables that impact the prevention of HIV and AIDS. The authors collectively assert that the process of preventing HIV and AIDS, when it considers historic and social context, can compel educators to serve not only as practitioners of knowledge, but as community agents of health and well being. Attending to HIV and AIDS issues advances the capacity and ability of educators to see and attend to the complete learner. Humanizing Pedagogy is a single volume resource for educators, in the US and abroad, interested in attending to the whole needs of the learner-and saving lives.
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Growing Community

Growing Community

=SY GER YWI XLI sample volunteer application form on page 99 as a starting point for developing your own information collecting systems 9 This section was adapted from Cultivating Community's +SSH 4VEGXMGI +YMHI for Community Gardens ...

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Publisher: claire nettle

ISBN: 9781742430195

Category: Community gardens

Page: 102

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Categories: Community gardens