The UCCP conducts research on community engagement, best practices in youth leadership development, and university community collaboration. Much of this research is done in concert with community partners. This research has been presented at local workshops as well as professional conferences and has appeared in professional journals including The Journal of Urban Affairs, Political Economy of the Good Society Journal, and American Political Science Newsletter, among others.
"Leveraging Social Capital: The University as Educator and Broker." Barbara Ferman (2006) in The Place That Loves You Back: Community and Social Capital in Philadelphia. Richardson Dilworth, (ed). Temple University Press.
"Youth Civic Engagement in Practice: The Youth VOICES Program." Barbara Ferman. The Good Society, Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society. (November 2005)V14, #3:45-51
Assessing Community Organizing: The Ford Foundation Fund for Community Organizing. Marilyn Gittell, Barbara Ferman and Charles Price. Howard Samuels Center, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. (2006)
"The Challenges of Agenda Conflict in Higher Education-Community Research Partnerships: Views from the Community Side." Barbara Ferman and T.L. Hill Journal of Urban Affairs. (2004)V26, #2:241-257.
"Building the Spatial Community: A Case Study of Neighborhood Institutions." Barbara Ferman and Patrick Kaylor. Policy Studies Review. (Winter, 2002):53-70.
"The Role of Institutions in Community Building: The Case of West Mt. Airy, Philadelphia." Barbara Ferman and Partick Kaylor. In Governing Non-Profits (eds.) Richard Hula and Cynthia Jackson (eds). Quorum Books (2001).
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