Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships

Success Stories

  • Thomas R. Chibucos
  • Richard M. Lerner

Part of the Outreach Scholarship book series (OUTR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Marilyn R. Bradbard, June Henton, Jacquelyn Mize, Janice Grover, Robbie Roberts
    Pages 13-19
  3. Joan E. Esser-Stuart, Alesa H. Judd, Tracy M. Palmer, John R. Wheat
    Pages 21-25
  4. Richard A. Fabes, Carol Lynn Martin, Raun D. Melmed, Cindy K. Schneider
    Pages 27-33
  5. Rena A. Hallam, Martha J. Buell, Michael Gamel-McCormick
    Pages 47-51
  6. Ronald L. Mullis, Alisa S. Ghazvini
    Pages 59-63
  7. Daniel F. Perkins, Marilyn J. Halusky, Judith R. Butterfield, Tamara B. Dinkins
    Pages 65-74
  8. Stephen Rollin, Roberta Rubin, Daniel Ward, April Brown, John Wright, Carol Painter et al.
    Pages 75-79
  9. Deborah B. Gentry
    Pages 105-111
  10. Jo Cato, Deborah Wilkes, Susan Maxwell, J. Lee Kreader, Anne Wharff, Christine M. Todd
    Pages 119-125
  11. Sally A. Koblinsky, Elaine A. Anderson
    Pages 143-147
  12. Judy Jolley Mohraz, Carol Weinberg, Leigh Curtis Higgins
    Pages 149-154
  13. Mary E. Walsh, Dita G. Andersson, Michael A. Smyer
    Pages 181-187
  14. Hiram E. Fitzgerald, L. Annette Abrams, Mary Andrews, Francisco Villarruel, Robert Brown, Celeste Sturdevant Reed
    Pages 197-203
  15. Joanne G. Keith, Karen McKnight Casey, Charles A. Blackman
    Pages 205-210
  16. Shelly E. Schadewald
    Pages 217-223
  17. Martha Farrell Erickson, Richard A. Weinberg
    Pages 231-235
  18. Ann P. Blackwell, Anne M. Stanberry
    Pages 237-241
  19. Tracy K. Dranginis, Kathy Thornburg
    Pages 243-248
  20. Mark A. Fine, Marilyn Coleman, Sara Gable, Lawrence H. Ganong, Jean Ispa, Johnetta Morrison et al.
    Pages 249-256
  21. Georgia L. Stevens, Kathleen A. Lodl
    Pages 257-260
  22. Charles McClintock
    Pages 269-274
  23. Cynthia E. Johnson, Elizabeth A. Carroll, Jay Faron
    Pages 283-287
  24. Thomas R. Chibucos, Karen Freeman, Sally Kilmer, A. Fredericka Larsen, Barbara O’Donnel, Don Strieker
    Pages 293-302
  25. Edward A. Smith, Daniel Bibeau, Catherine R. DeMason, Sylvia Grogan
    Pages 309-314
  26. Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Robert P. Haigh, Margaret M. Petruska
    Pages 315-322
  27. Nancy J. Bell, Elizabeth G. Haley, Ginny Felstehausen, Charlie Adams
    Pages 323-327
  28. Gladys J. Hildreth, Joyce Armstrong
    Pages 329-334
  29. Richard Nader, Greg Muller, Charles Johnson, Craig Blakely
    Pages 335-342
  30. Cathy Nathan, Quincy White, La Nelle Ethridge
    Pages 343-348

About this book


A consistently identified criticism about contemporary higher education is that academia is not playing a visible role in contributing to the improvement of the lives of people in the community - as the lives are lived on a day-to-day basis. However, there has been a long tradition of such `Outreach Scholarship' in America, and this focus is gaining renewed attention, at least in part, because policy makers and philanthropic organizations are pressing universities and colleges to use their learning resources in ways that more directly benefit society. Universites have listened to, and continue to heed, such appeals.
Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships: Success Stories illustrates such work by presenting several dozen exemplary `success stories' of community-university partnerships that serve to enhance the lives of children, youth, and families. These illustrations are drawn from collaborations across the breadth of the nation and reflect the work of many diverse colleges and universities. Moreover, these partnerships involve an array of target audiences, ranging across the individual life span from infancy through old age and involving a diverse set of groups and organizations. In addition, this work takes many forms, for example, technical assistance, evaluation, training, program design and delivery, demonstration or participatory, action research, and dissemination.
The book is useful to two broad audiences: (1) Individuals, in and out of academia, in decision-making roles that directly impact what gets done or does not get done in colleges and universities; and (2) Persons outside academia who are concerned with creating positive change across a wide-range of issues pertinent to the lives of youth, families, and communities. This volume will guide universities and communities to work together to promote positive development in the diverse children, families, and communities of our nation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas R. Chibucos
    • 1
  • Richard M. Lerner
    • 2
  1. 1.Bowling Green State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Boston CollegeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7297-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5053-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7081
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