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As permanent place-based “anchor” institutions, colleges and universities are well positioned to be critical drivers of development. In the area of investments, however, institutions could be doing much more to directly support working people, small businesses, and sustainable community economic development. In June 2012, the Responsible Endowments Coalition and the Democracy Collaborative launched a research project to explore student involvement in university-led community investment. In our study, we found that when students, faculty, community organizations, and college administrations come together, it is more likely that a long-term community investment will occur with the community’s needs prioritized. In this workshop, we hope to discuss the results of our research and work with participants to answer the question: how can students and community members work together towards sustainable investments for their communities? This workshop will be interactive and include a facilitated discussion at its close.
Annie McShiras is the development director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition
Dan Apfel is the executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coaltion
Sarah McKinley is a research associate with The Democracy Collaborative
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