Purpose – This paper documents the effort of an urban university working collectively with a faith‐based organization, industry partners and the government to better the livelihood of individuals in a community. Design/methodology/approach – Conceptual paper that reviews current literature and applies it to a case study model. Findings – This conceptual writing offers strategies for group success through discussions of goal setting, benefit articulation, necessary infrastructure, curriculum development, and concludes with an outline of a true case study. Practical implications – Collaborative efforts of higher education, faith‐based organizations, government, and industry can work together to establish programs whose intent is to provide educational and training opportunities to at‐risk populations. Originality/value – The value of the paper is in the coordination of resources to provide a service deliverable that will benefit the larger community.
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Dec 1, 2005
Keywords: Partnership; Higher education; Social interaction; Urban communities
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