Bringing Opportunities
    to the Communities


Community Solution Space

The Office of Community Outreach supports neighborhood development with a solution orientation. It is our goal to provide the latest technology available to help communities find solutions to the many complex challenges we face.

Nav CenterFor example, the NavCenter , a state-of-the-art collaborative planning environment designed and patented by Matt and Gail Taylor, visionary architect and educator, respectively, is being installed at Sojourner-Douglass College. This environment, to be known as the Community Solution Space, will equip community residents with the latest technology for planning and problem solving.

When stakeholders enter this environment, all titles and organizational hierarchies are removed. Participating as peers, they take part in intense group dialogue and problem solving with the help of specially trained facilitators called Knowledge Workers. T he result is a written, functional plan reflecting the participants' "group genius."

In the Community Solution Space, residents benefit from their collective energy, values, thoughts and dreams. In this environment, they become change agents planning for the future together. With resources such as the Community Solution Space, the College helps to cultivate self-determined residents who are able to correctly define problems and develop workable solutions.

To find out more about the Community Solution Space or the Office of Community Outreach, contact Jamal Mubdi-Bey.

Dream. Plan. Solve.