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The “Community as Classroom Initiative:” The Case of Futures Academy in Buffalo, New York

Date: Jul 26, 2009
Author(s): Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Linda McGlynn
Topic(s): Education: General
Type: Report

Project Name: Futures Academy Community & Creative Placemaking Initiative

This paper examines the efforts of the UB Center for Urban Studies to build a university assisted community school centered neighborhood development initiative in the Fruit Belt, a distresses community in Buffalo, New York. The goal is to turn Futures Academy (School 37), a traditional Pre- K through 8th grade public school into a university-assisted community school that drives the neighborhood regeneration process in the Fruit Belt.

This report at others were written and supported by the UB Center for Urban Studies. 

The goal of the UB Center for Urban Studies research is to produce a knowledge base to guide the building of just and democratic metros that enable residents to realize their full human potential and acquire the larger freedoms. Founded in 1987 by Dr.  Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., the UB Center for Urban Studies is a research, neighborhood planning and community development institute, which focuses on the transformation of vulnerable, underdeveloped and distressed neighborhoods into communities of opportunity. You can find this and more of their research on the Center for Urban Studies Research page