The Neighborhood Institute
Steven Conn (History) and David Staley (Goldberg Center, History)
The Neighborhood Institute is a multi-year undertaking in civic engagement, involving Ohio State faculty and students as well as neighborhood leaders and residents in the area east of the Ohio State campus. This working group treats the University Area as a subject of academic inquiry. Goals are to provide research and place-based learning opportunities for undergraduate members of the group, to improve the quality of life of the University area community, to breach the wall between the University and the neighborhood, to create data and information useful to neighborhood organizations, local non-profits, urban policy makers and other external entities like Campus Partners; and to become a (national) model for university/community partnerships.