Expanding Programs, Services and Activities
There’s a wall around some populations that can prevent workable
collaborations. At Sojourner-Douglass College, we break down that wall.
The Office of Community Outreach has a strategy and a direction for the
future. The following projects, programs, services and activities are
representative of how we will continue to empower community residents:
Community Development Corporation (CDC) – Connected to the college through
philosophy, mission and shared resources, the goal of the CDC is to promote
neighborhood revitalization and community-based economic development. The
CDC will serve as a learning lab where faculty can provide integrated theory
and practice learning. The college will work side by side with residents to
develop affordable housing, support resident-owned small businesses and
increase employment opportunities for community members. The primary intent
of the CDC is to build the capacity of residents to transform their own
communities, while students and faculty work directly with residents
conducting community revitalization activities.
The Village Underground – The Village Underground project is a violence
prevention initiative designed to decrease youth involvement in risky
behaviors. Children and youth ages 10 to18 years will engage in the
development of age-appropriate broadcast-quality films, production of
television/video projects, and development of other media that deliver
social marketing messages to their peers. By exposing youth to
communications/media careers that they may otherwise consider unattainable,
we help them avoid the pitfalls of substance abuse, violence and the many
other risks they face on a daily basis.
To find out more about the Office of Community Outreach, please contact
Engaging the Community with Creativity and Innovation.