Bringing Opportunities
    to the Communities


Expanding Programs, Services and Activities

There’s a wall around some populations that can prevent workable collaborations. At Sojourner-Douglass College, we break down that wall.

The Office of Community Outreach has a strategy and a direction for the future. The following projects, programs, services and activities are representative of how we will continue to empower community residents:

Community Development Corporation (CDC) – Connected to the college through philosophy, mission and shared resources, the goal of the CDC is to promote neighborhood revitalization and community-based economic development. The CDC will serve as a learning lab where faculty can provide integrated theory and practice learning. The college will work side by side with residents to develop affordable housing, support resident-owned small businesses and increase employment opportunities for community members. The primary intent of the CDC is to build the capacity of residents to transform their own communities, while students and faculty work directly with residents conducting community revitalization activities.

Village Underground StudentThe Village Underground – The Village Underground project is a violence prevention initiative designed to decrease youth involvement in risky behaviors. Children and youth ages 10 to18 years will engage in the development of age-appropriate broadcast-quality films, production of television/video projects, and development of other media that deliver social marketing messages to their peers. By exposing youth to communications/media careers that they may otherwise consider unattainable, we help them avoid the pitfalls of substance abuse, violence and the many other risks they face on a daily basis.

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

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