At the beginning of the 2009/2010 academic year, the Center for Community Engagement in the CSU Chancellor’s Office issued small grants of $1,500-$2,000 for campus community engagement offices to host town hall meetings. These meetings were designed to “listen” to members of local communities and non-profit agencies to better understand what challenges and assets exist as a result of the nationwide economic crisis of the last two years.
As a result, 57 town hall meetings, involving more than 2,700 people, were held to gain a greater understanding of the new realities faced by California communities, to better connect community-university resources, and together develop innovative solutions to address those local challenges.
The innovative and unique approaches of CSU campuses and their communities to carry out these town halls and follow-up on the outcomes have resulted in myriad resources to now share.
TOWN HALL OUTCOMES
TOWN HALL PROCESSES
- Overview of Processes Used by Campuses
- Resources Identified