University-Community Engagement: The Fresno Story of Targeted Neighborhood Revitalization

  • David Schecter California State University Fresno
Keywords: Higher Education, Communtiy Engagement, Neighborhood Revitalization


In this article we take a closer look at a developing university-community engagement project being undertaken between California State University, Fresno, and the City of Fresno. A history of the project is provided, along with a review of the relevant literature and a summary of what pieces of the puzzle we feel should be in place for a successful collaboration of this sort. These include what structures should be institutionalized for successful collaboration at the university, in the partnering organizations, and in the community.