Place-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education

Co-authored by Erica K. Yamamura and Kent Koth ’90, Place-Based Community Engagement in Higher Education: A Strategy to Transform Universities and Communities (Stylus Publishing, 2018) explores a new paradigm for community engagement in higher education, focusing intensely on community impact within a neighborhood.

“My career has focused on connecting campus and community through service-learning and extensive community partnerships,” Koth writes. “I discovered this passion through service and volunteerism at Grinnell in the late ’80s. I did not know this would lead to a career but it did.” Koth is executive director of the Center for Community Engagement at Seattle University.