Living Communities Project

The Living Communities project is a two-stage community revitalization effort that is designed around physical spaces. The first stage, which occurs during the renovation of old and construction of new physical spaces, is a mentoring and training internship program for at-risk youth who are of working-age. It provides hands-on training and experience for construction-related jobs. The second stage is the physical spaces that will be designed around community-identified needs. These spaces will consist of living arrangements designed to facilitate a customizable set of social services provided to resident individuals and families. Currently, the project is in the process of identifying university and community partners to develop locations, facilities, target populations, and intended outcomes.

Additional CERC members: Jessica Barnes
MSU Partners: Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative; Center for Community and Economic Development; Land Policy Institute
Funder: University Outreach and Engagement