Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of the 2016-2017 Resilient Communities Project (rcp.umn.edu) partnership with the City of Brooklyn Park. With an aging baby-boomer population, the City of Brooklyn Park is looking for ways to encourage residents over the age of 50 to become more engaged with City government and volunteer opportunities. The goal of this project was to develop a sustainable, formal volunteer program and to determine barriers to seniors becoming more involved. City of Brooklyn Park project lead Pat Busch worked with a team of students in Dr. Kathy Quick’s PA 5145 course to develop three flowcharts outlining processes for the city to better engage older residents in volunteer opportunities. The students' final report, which includes the flowcharts, is available.
Report completed by students enrolled in PA 5145: Civic Participation in Public Affairs, taught by Dr. Kathy Quick in fall 2016.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Lampe, Joe; Kramer, Jacquelyn.
Brooklyn Park Senior/50+ Resident Civic Engagement Strategy.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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