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CommUniverCity San Jose: A Partnership for Service and Learning
Unformatted Document Text:  the leader of an excellent team of city workers in FWBT. Having a senior faculty member with a long history of community activism as its part-time executive director also brought a formidable network and deep knowledge of the campus, community, and local government to the project. Two AmeriCorps VISTAs, funded by the city and The Health Trust, a CommUniverCity partner organization, maintained the organization on a day-to- day basis, supporting the executive director, the steering committee, and project leaders and initiating projects of their own. All these individuals and constituencies came together in a dynamic steering committee whose monthly meetings are characterized by nearly perfect attendance and high energy. Also contributing to the success of CommUniverCity were a catchy name, a cute logo and…. t-shirts. This combination made CommUniverCity visible in a way that most university programs are not. Simple, but true. Resident Comments about CommUniverCity “What encourages me about CommUniverCity is that people who could be concentrated on much more selfish things have chosen to create this multi-beneficial plan that benefits a needy community and SJSU's status, faculty, students, and SJSU's overall image in the educational community. For the "City" part, gifted employees of the City of San José take the career risk of supporting CommUniverCity rather than investing their efforts in the political rat race, a path that is also open to them. Everyone, way beyond Californians, benefits from a documented model that can be replicated.” “As residents, one of the major problems we had as we tried to improve our neighborhoods was a huge gap of communication with the City. CommUniverCity has narrowed that gap for us. In everything they do, they involve representatives from all three – the Community, the University, and the City (of San José). This has enabled us to better communicate our needs and progress with the City and with the Residents of our neighborhoods.” “Our neighborhoods often present a need but at times we do not have the solution or the resources to implement the solution/programs. CommUniverCity provides the leadership needed to develop, plan, and execute the solutions/programs to our needs by involving a large number of students and professors that work closely with the Community and the City to assess needs, develop a solution, and gather the resources to implement the solution. This makes for a very good partnership between the City and the Neighborhoods.” “How has CommUniverCity helped our neighborhoods? Two months ago, I attended a PTA meeting at Olinder Elementary School. At this meeting, parents were requesting a tutor program for first and second 28

Authors: Christensen, Terry., Jackson, Melinda. and Agredano, Ricardo.
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the leader of an excellent team of city workers in FWBT. Having a senior faculty member
with a long history of community activism as its part-time executive director also brought
a formidable network and deep knowledge of the campus, community, and local
government to the project. Two AmeriCorps VISTAs, funded by the city and The Health
Trust, a CommUniverCity partner organization, maintained the organization on a day-to-
day basis, supporting the executive director, the steering committee, and project leaders
and initiating projects of their own. All these individuals and constituencies came
together in a dynamic steering committee whose monthly meetings are characterized by
nearly perfect attendance and high energy.
Also contributing to the success of CommUniverCity were a catchy name, a cute
logo and…. t-shirts. This combination made CommUniverCity visible in a way that most
university programs are not. Simple, but true.
Resident Comments about CommUniverCity
“What encourages me about CommUniverCity is that people who could be concentrated on much more
selfish things have chosen to create this multi-beneficial plan that benefits a needy community and
SJSU's status, faculty, students, and SJSU's overall image in the educational community. For the "City"
part, gifted employees of the City of San José take the career risk of supporting CommUniverCity rather
than investing their efforts in the political rat race, a path that is also open to them. Everyone, way
beyond Californians, benefits from a documented model that can be replicated.”
“As residents, one of the major problems we had as we tried to improve our neighborhoods was a huge
gap of communication with the City. CommUniverCity has narrowed that gap for us. In everything they
do, they involve representatives from all three – the Community, the University, and the City (of San
José). This has enabled us to better communicate our needs and progress with the City and with the
Residents of our neighborhoods.”
“Our neighborhoods often present a need but at times we do not have the solution or the resources to
implement the solution/programs. CommUniverCity provides the leadership needed to develop, plan,
and execute the solutions/programs to our needs by involving a large number of students and professors
that work closely with the Community and the City to assess needs, develop a solution, and gather the
resources to implement the solution. This makes for a very good partnership between the City and the
Neighborhoods.”
“How has CommUniverCity helped our neighborhoods? Two months ago, I attended a PTA meeting at
Olinder Elementary School. At this meeting, parents were requesting a tutor program for first and second
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