A human capital model: Service-learning in the micro business incubator programMichigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL)
Date of this Version9-1-2006
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractThis paper presents a service-learning approach to inner city revitalization that is grounded in a human capital model for economic development. The case study demonstrates how a private university became the catalyst for growth in an ‘at risk’ neighborhood of an urban inner city. Our ongoing service-learning project, called The Upper Albany Micro Business Incubator (MBI), brings together university faculty, students, and inner city entrepreneurs to create an environment of mutual learning, shared respect, understanding, and collaboration. Preliminary impacts of the program are described as well as future directions and recommendations for sustaining development in inner cities using such an approach.
Citation InformationDavid E. Desplaces, Margery Steinberg, Susan Coleman and Amy L. Kenworthy. "A human capital model: Service-learning in the micro business incubator program" Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) Vol. 13 Iss. 1 (2006) p. 66 - 80
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