The Hartland Partnership Center Resident Committee: Engaging Community Members in Developing Knowledge, Informing Growth, and Bridging the Cultural Gap.

Mileski, Kara and Mohamed, Abdulkhaliq (2013) The Hartland Partnership Center Resident Committee: Engaging Community Members in Developing Knowledge, Informing Growth, and Bridging the Cultural Gap. In: CU Expo 2013, June 12-15, 2013, Corner Brook, NL, Canada. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The Hartland Partnership Center is a program of University Neighborhood Partners (UNP), a University-community partnership and department of the University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City. It successfully brings together faculty, students, community agencies, and residents to co-design and implement programs with the families living in the surrounding area. A central element of the UNP/Hartland Partnership Center is the Resident Committee. This presentation will provide an overview of the Resident Committee, the processes to create the Resident Committee, and practices to engage Committee members. The Resident Committee is one way the community has broadened participation in transformation and knowledge creation. The purpose of the Resident Committee is to expand the number of community leaders and introduce University of Utah representatives, students, and community associates to West Salt Lake neighborhoods. The group broadly represents the diversity of the community, and efforts are made to ensure the different racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic groups living the community are included. The Resident Committee provides the essential information used to educate the University groups and Hartland Partnership Center partners about the community. Committee members collect information from the residents that better identify the community’s resources, needs, and strengths. In addition to this, the Resident Committee provides cultural trainings for the larger service and educational community. Presentations emphasize bridging the cultural gap in education, criminal justice, and health care. Understanding the stories and cultures of community partners is critical to the work we do. Participants will be encouraged to share stories about their culture and draw themes from stories to develop plans for community growth.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1744
Item ID: 1744
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > CU Expo 2013
Date: 31 May 2013
Date Type: Submission
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