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. Like many American cities, Brooklyn Park’s elderly community is growing. To help the city better meet the needs of this growing demographic, students in Jennifer Blevins’ Advanced Community Practice – Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy class performed a review of twenty-six elderly action plans from cities across the country. The team also met with older residents within Brooklyn Park to ask the residents what they want in particular. The students found the residents wanted more volunteer and social opportunities, as well as increased communication between the city and the residents. The students’ final report and presentation are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in SW 8551: Advanced Community Practice: Assessment, Organizing, and Advocacy, taught by Jennifer Blevins in spring 2017.
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.
Murray, Bethany; Schleiss, Laura; Dutton, Anne; Lukach, John.
Senior Civic Engagement in Brooklyn Park.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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