The AITF has just finished their 2013 Anchor Institutions Literature Review which assesses the growing body of research and writing on anchor institutions.
Here are some ways foundations enhance their policies and practicies
The Netter Center's 20th Anniversary Conference was outstandingly impactful. With over 500 particpants, from 80 colleges and universities and 110 local, national and global organizations (including colleagues from across the United States and from Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Northern Ireland, Lebanon, and Spain), the conference educated participants on the work being done by anchors around the globe. All in attendance maintained a high level of energy and intellectual curiosity, and the theme of anchors was carried strongly throughout both days. The speakers and discussions were superb and have further ignited the higher education-community partnership movement. We thank all AITF members who particpated and played key roles throughout the conference.
Anchor Institutions Forum: The last meeting of the Anchor Intitutions Task Force was held on December 15, 2011 in Philadelphia. Thank you to all who attended and made the meeting a success. Click here for more information about the Task Force and the meeting.
The Civic Opportunity Initiative Network has officially selected its final scholars. Read about the underlying framework for the program here.
"It's Graduation Time-- So What Do We Want from Universities?" Huffington Post (May 26, 2011) by Nancy Cantor
The Promise and Prospects of Anchor Institutions: some thoughts on an emerging field" HUD PD&R Edge (June 22, 2011) by Charles Rutheiser