Compact Nation Podcast: Season 2 Episode 18

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Community Engagement in Place Join us for a discussion of place-based community engagement initiative with Kent Koth. Kent is the founding director of the Seattle University Center for Community Engagement, where, since 2009, he has also directed the Seattle University Youth Initiative. This is a long-term commitment by Seattle University faculty, staff and students from all disciplines to join with parents, the Seattle School District, the City of Seattle, foundations, and more than 30 community organizations to provide a pathway of support for children of several local neighborhoods to succeed in school and in life.  Kent and a colleague, Erica Yamamura, have recently written a book Place-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education: A Strategy to Transform Universities and Communities that is due to be published by Stylus any day now.  Kent was recently in Iowa (where he is originally from) to keynote the awards and and summit and sat down with co-host Emily Shields. You can also weigh in on whether semi-organized group meals are called “potlucks” or “pitch-ins” and get some great new resources including Civic Agency Workshop resources and a free interactive platform
designed to depolarize communities and foster mutual understanding across differences. Listen now and weigh in online with #CompactNationPod.

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Meet the Guests

Kent Koth
Kent is the founding director of the Seattle University Center for Community Engagement, where, since 2009, he has also directed the Seattle University Youth Initiative.

Your Hosts

Andrew-150x150Andrew Seligsohn

Andrew Seligsohn is the current president of Campus Compact and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

hssept2011-009_2608523Emily J. Shields 

Emily Shields is the current Iowa Campus Compact executive director, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

J.R.-headshot-3-copy-283x300J.R. Jamison

J.R. Jamison is the current Indiana Campus Compact executive director, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

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