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Oral history presentation at Moore Place

   November 10, 2015
Residents of Druid Hills, Washington Heights, and Optimist Park attended a presentation of work conducted by UNC Charlotte students related to oral histories. The event was a well-received success and sparked much interest and feedback on the websites...

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CHARP's Presentation at ACSP Conference

   October 25, 2015
Liz Morrell presented ongoing research related to Habitat for Humanity at this year's Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning in Houston, TX. The presentation was called BUILDING HOPE OR CONCENTRATING POVERTY: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S IMPACT ON...

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Neighborhood Planning Seminar works at the new Druid Hills Community Garden.

   October 15, 2015
The students of the Neighborhood Planning class spent a morning volunteering in the Druid Hills Neighborhood community garden. Druid Hills hosted a volunteer day on October 14, 2015 to get a few small projects done in the garden. The students helped to...

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Activism and Academics

   July 22, 2015
An interesting article from The Chronicle of Higher Education about the risks academics take when they engage in activism. When Activism Is Worth the Risk

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Tara Bengle completes her PhD dissertation

   June 29, 2015
We are very proud of Tara who has completed her doctoral dissertation, "Learning and Understanding Empowerment Planning:  An Emergent Model That Builds Community Capacity to Affect Neighborhood Planning Outcomes." Tara has been one of the longest-...

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Cache Owens completes her Master's Thesis

   June 14, 2015
Cache Owens has successfully completed her Master's Thesis in Geography. The title: Black Farms Matter: Black Farmers, Community Organizing, and Farmland Preservation.  This research contributes to a larger body of work aimed at highlighting...

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Butterflies take flight in Druid Hills

   May 31, 2015
The Charlotte Post detailed the partnership between Angel Hjarding's Butterfly Highway and the Druid Hills Neighborhood as they work together to reintroduce vital pollinators across Charlotte. The Butterfly Highway also touched down at Moore Place ...

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CHARP publishes peer-reviewed article around our model of community university engagement

   May 14, 2015
Elizabeth Morrell, Joe Howarth, and Dr. Janni Sorensen's article has been published in the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. The article's citation and abstract are below. We are very excited to share our experiences and support the...

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CHARP presents at 2015 Service Learning/Engaged Scholarship Showcase

   April 30, 2015
The CHARP team created a poster demonstrating how Dr. Sorensen's GEOG 2000 course provides a unique experience for students. The Service Learning/Engaged Scholarship Showcase featured poster presentations from many disciplines describing the...

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CHARP's Conference Footprint

   April 29, 2015
CHARP representatives presented and attended a number of conferences during the 2014-2015 school year. Society for Conservation Biology Imagining America Conference ACSP Conference - Thresholds for Habitat for Humanity Houses in Low-income...

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