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Student Perspectives on the East Side Community Outreach Partnership Center.

Seefeldt, Elizabeth, Jamie Lane, and Jessica Deegan

During the three years of the East Side Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) program, 61 student assistants were employed to work on a total of 55 projects. Students were competitively selected for the program and were employed as professionals working under the supervision of the community organization responsible for the project. These students were immersed in the East Side community, were given significant responsibilities, and made important contributions to the organizations they worked with. This article offers three student narratives that reflect the range of experience and perspective represented by the three East Side COPC academic partners and the students who participated. Elizabeth Seefeldt explains how her internship with the Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services provided her with a new understanding of community development; Jamie Lane discusses her experiences learning about communities of color on the East Side through a housing research project with the East Side COPC African American Task Force; and Jessica Deegan explains the evolution of her work on the East Sideラfrom an intern with the HomeLink Program to a volunteer with the East Side Neighborhood Development Company to a community development professional working at the Phalen Corridor Initiative. This article is part of a special issue of the CURA Reporter devoted to the East Side COPC program.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
32 (1): 24-26
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Reporter 32 (1)

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