Bringing All Partners to the Table: The Virginia Commonwealth University and Carver Community Partnership

  • Catherine W. Howard Virginia Commonwealth University
Keywords: Higher Education, Community Partnerships


Creating a university-community partnership generates ideas, resources, and unanticipated benefits for those who come to the table willing to trust the process. Virginia Commonwealth University and the Carver Community share the many accomplishments from their partnership and the lessons learned from the journey. Reflections of participants and current literature capture the learning that has occurred from a partnership that grew from grassroots community organizing strategies.