Reviews & Endorsements:
"While an increasing number of universities have or are committed to engaging their campuses in their surrounding communities, many recognize they lack the strategic focus and resources to maximize and sustain their impact on those communities. Place-based community engagement provides a powerful way to creatively connect campus and community to foster positive social transformation.
Erica K. Yamamura and Kent Koth present the emerging model of place-based community engagement as a powerful process for attaining more positive and enduring results in their local communities as well as stimulating wider engagement by campus constituencies.
Exceptionally well organized and presented, [this] is a significant, insightful, and thought-provoking study that is an especially recommended addition to college and university library Contemporary Issues in Education collections and supplemental studies reading lists."
Midwest Book Review
"Recommended resource for anyone designing or leading efforts that deepen the impact of urban and metropolitan universities in their regions. Offers research-informed guidance from conception, implementation and evaluation. Yamamura and Koth provide insights drawn from case examples that give an honest view of the challenges and hidden opportunities involved in this work."
Valerie Holton, PhD, LCSW Senior Fellow, CUMU and higher education consultant