Startled by statistics on poverty and education in her county, Karen Davis, Director of Adult Programs at Harriman College, considers creating a program at the school to help single mothers complete high school and to provide job training. She sees the program as a way to demonstrate involvement with the local community, as a vehicle to enhance the college’s image, and as a way to recruit future students. While she can get community support for the program, other college administrators raise questions as to how the program would fit with Harriman’s more traditional approach to education. Should Karen develop a proposal for the president?
Subjects: Continuing Education, Organizational Fit, Programming, Community Outreach
Setting: Historically Black
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