The Institute for Community Engagement and Development
The Institute for Community Engagement and Development oversees three components of the College’s effort to meet individuals where they are — in their communities.
Under the institute’s infrastructure, these efforts can share best practices, expand knowledge of learning in underserved communities through research, and create a comprehensive pipeline to campus-based resources and learning.
The Institute for Community Engagement and Development is led by Dr. JaNice Marshall, college-wide vice president, Access & Community Connections. Its mission is to foster a culture of engagement, partnership and oversees and links three aspects of how the College meets people where they are in their communities, whether that community is their neighborhood gathering place, at a social service agency, or on the job. The three aspects include the 1) Access Centers; 2) Central Community Partners; and 3) Community Training and Job Hubs.
- Remove barriers to higher education access
- Promote engagement in the community
- Facilitate community outreach opportunities
- Improve academic attainment in underserved communities
- Create employment opportunities within underserved communities
- Leverage community partnerships to benefit engagement in higher education
- Promote research and contribute to community, workforce and innovative p-16-work pathway pipelines.
- Connect community members to education, training and jobs
- Impact whole families by offering opportunities and pathways out of poverty