Reviews & Endorsements:
"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
"This is a terrifically relevant, timely and wise book from Yamamura and Koth. It serves as a road map for universities striving to catalyze community-engaged neighborhood transformation. Built on solid experience and lessons learned on the ground, this book moves the field forward for researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Given seemingly intractable problems of poverty and inequity, I finished the book energized and armed with greater knowledge to accelerate the drive for greater opportunity."
David Bley, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pacific Northwest Initiative