Broome Community College Community Engagement

SUNY Broome Community Engagement

A snapshot of Community Engagement and Applied Learning at SUNY Broome Community College

Annual Fall Saturday of Service

Public Achievement

Public Achievement is a civic youth program that puts students in the ‘driver’s seat’ of life. Our college students receive instruction in public deliberation, leadership, and problem solving skills. They then work with public school children helping the youth identify, understand, and improve aspects of their world. This program requires our college students to commit two consecutive semesters of service to this initiative.

Public Deliberation: High School students address bullying through public deliberation.

Public Deliberation introduces students (and our community) to a problem-solving model that helps citizens respectfully engage in dialogue aimed at creating and fostering vibrant communities. Faculty accompanied by a cohort of SUNY Broome students will facilitate trainings in public deliberation, moderation, leadership, and problem solving skills for 35 high school students. Once trained, the high school students plan to host community deliberations on bullying.

Public Deliberation: National Issues Forums

Public Deliberation introduces students and community members to a problem-solving model that helps citizens respectfully engage in dialogue aimed at creating and fostering vibrant communities. In Fall 2013, five forums were run at three churches and two senior citizen centers attended by over 50 local citizens. In Spring, 2014, two forums, Political Fix: How to Get the American Political System Back on Track and Budget Cuts and the Role of Government, were offered.

Public Deliberation: Field Testing a New National Issue Forum on the Topic of Obesity.

Obesity, a major national health problem, has captured the interest of the National Issue Forum Institute. A new NIF guide addressing different approaches to tackling the problem of obesity has been crafted by NIFI.  SUNY Broome field tested this guide at venues including on campus, in the local community and at Marywood.

Campus Contact(s):
Douglas Garner, Professor/Coordinator of Individual Studies, garnardc@sunybroome.edu

Lisa Strahley, Associate Professor/Chairperson of Teacher Education/Early Childhood, strahleyla@sunybroome.edu

SUNY Broome

PO Box 1017
Binghamton, NY 13902
(607) 778-5000
www.sunybroome.edu