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Campus Meets Community Workshop: Sustaining Reciprocal Partnerships

March 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Communities have much to gain from fruitful partnerships between universities and nonprofit organizations. However, it can sometimes be difficult to sustainably partner large institutions like universities with more nimble community organizations.

The morning session (9am-11:30), exclusively for nonprofit partners, will feature a facilitated discussion with the Asset Based Community Development Institute about success and challenges with university partnerships.

In the afternoon, (11:30 – 3pm) higher education partners are invited to network with community organizations and join them in a series of breakout sessions that include asset mapping, reciprocal storytelling, and community based research.

Join the conversation March 5th, at the UIC Student Center, as we bring together civic engagement professionals from each end of the equation to share insights gained from years of experience. Together, we can shape new systems and strategies for future campus/community collaboration.

Featured Speakers:

Susana Vasquez is an associate vice president of the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement and has more than 25 years of experience working in the areas of community development, civic engagement, and philanthropy. She serves on the boards of a multitude of community organizations to contribute her experience and clear vision to their efforts.

Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim (DBA) is the president and chief executive officer of Columbia College Chicago. A native Chicagoan with over thirty years of experience as a performer, teacher, and administrator, President Kim is an outspoken advocate for the arts and a proponent of expanding the role of creative practice in society, and he is deeply committed to preparing students to act as creative agents in society.


Bolded: For Community Partners Only

Italicized: For Both Community Partners and Higher Ed Professionals

  • 9am            Breakfast with Speaker (Susana Vasquez)
  • 9:30am       ABCD Discussion
  • 11:30am     Speaker ( Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim)
  • 12pm          Networking Lunch
  • 1pm            Breakout sessions 


UIC Student Center
750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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