Stone Soup Partnership: A Grassroots Model of Community Service

  • Robert E. Kittredge Stone Soup Fresno
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Community Partnerships


Stone Soup Partnership is struggling to transform a neighborhood that is an overcrowded, impoverished, high crime apartment complex housing several thousand Southeast Asian refugees and other ethnicities. The neighborhood is located adjacent to a major metropolitan university. The author gives both an outsider's view of the formation of a strikingly effective collaborative alliance of public and private sector organizations, and an insider's view of the intricacies of involving the university as a major partner.