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Tuesday, October 10 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Anchor 101: Getting Started with the Anchor Dashboard (45 mins)

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As anchor institutions, metropolitan and urban universities bring powerful benefits to their neighboring communities by aligning their resources, scholarship and business operations with their public mission. In this workshop, representatives from the Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort will introduce participants to how institutions of higher education can be more intentional anchor institutions. The Anchor Dashboard, developed collaboratively with the support of Annie E. Casey and by The Democracy Collaborative and cohort of six universities – Buffalo State, Cleveland State, Drexel University (Philadelphia), Rutgers University-Newark, University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond – is a ground-breaking multiyear effort to meet this key need. This workshop will provide a brief background on universities as place-based institutions contributing to the health and well-being of their communities through their core activities and mission. Using the Anchor Dashboard as a framework, participants will be introduced to the basics of anchor institutions and be guided through a process to identify how to begin or extend this effort in their own institutions.


Joanne Ferroni

Director, University & Community Partnerships, Drexel University

Karl Guenther

Community Development Specialist, University of Missouri St. Louis

Julian Rogers

Director of Community Partnerships, Cleveland State University
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Emily Sladek

Manager for Higher Education Engagement, The Democracy Collaborative
Assisting with the New Economy Action Project at CommonBound in Buffalo, NY 2016

Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
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