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Learning about Collaboration: A Community-Classroom Partnership between the East Side Work Resource Hub and the Humphrey Institute.

Casselton, Bruce and Melissa M. Stone.

Partnerships, alliances, and collaborations are now common forms of institutional life. In particular, many public policies are being implemented through these mechanisms, involving individuals and organizations from public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit enterprises. Coauthor Melissa Stone developed a course in 1997 at the University of Minnesota to introduce graduate students to the challenges of managing within collaborative, multi-organizational settings. Through the East Side Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) program, several of Stone's classes had the opportunity to learn about community collaboration directly by working with the East Side Work Resource Hub as part of an extended class project. This article examines the challenges and opportunities of learning about collaboration through such a community-classroom partnership. The authors provide background on the East Side Hub; examine the initial purpose of the partnership between Stone's class and the Hub; discuss the outcomes of this innovative partnership for all participants; and offer their individual perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned from this community-classroom collaboration. 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): 27-30
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Reporter 32 (1)

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