CECD Announces Spring 2007 Engagement Grants
After evaluating 25 grant proposals, CECD announces that it has funded four engagement grant projects. "We are very excited about the quality and diversity of the projects we funded," said David Procter, director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development. The four funded project include:
(1) Developing a pilot learning community at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community. This project connects K-State faculty and students with the retirement community, the Manhattan Area Technical College, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Association for Homes and Services for the Aging to create a learning center at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community.
(2) Expanding Institutional Markets and Local Food Production in the Kansas River Valley is a project to engage K-State faculty, local farmers and ranchers, and local institutional, school system and restaurant buyers to build a sustainable food system.
(3) Building Bridges with Rural Communities: Building Web Site Templates to Support Rural Communities and Immigrant Populations in the Great Plains. This project involves K-State faculty working with rural communities and immigrant populations to create useable community web sites.
(4) The Impact of Citizen Discourse on Citizen Participation: Connects Kansas communities with the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD). The objectives of this project include conducting public forums around the state on the issue of regulating or not regulating smoking in public spaces. The project examines whether or not these public forums increase citizen participation in community politics.