This paper presents a case study that employed a hermeneutic research orientation, complemented by microstoria analysis, to provide an in-depth description of a young woman’s experience overcoming homelessness and participating in, and contributing to, a community-campus partnership. The author of the case study then reflects on her relationship with the young woman and the complexity of participating in a respectful relationship with her. She posits that by appropriately partnering with grassroots individuals with deep knowledge of homelessness and other social conditions, education institutions participate in enriching communities and help improve practice to ameliorate social problems.

Sandy, M. (2013). “It’s sweeter where the bruise is”: making sense of the experience of family homelessness in a campus-community partnership. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Full Text.