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Genuine Partnership in a Racially Transitioning Community.

Grant, Sam and Vanessa Steele.

During the last 20 years, the East Side of St. Paul has experienced significant demographic changes. Today, more than 50% of East Side residents are people of color. In 1998, the East Side COPC developed four task forcesラone to represent each community of color on the East Sideラto facilitate a partnership among residents of color on the East Side, students at the universities and colleges participating in the East Side COPC, faculty committed to participatory research initiatives through the East Side COPC, and organizational representatives from the East Side community. This article explores the efforts of the African American Task Force, American Indian Task Force, Hmong Task Force, and Latino Task Force to provide leadership and engage in capacity-building efforts among communities of color on the East Side of St. Paul. It concludes by considering some of the benefits and challenges of community-university partnerships, as well as pointing out new directions for the future. This article is part of a special issue of the CURA Reporter devoted to the East Side COPC program.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
32 (1): 19-23.
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Reporter 32 (1)