Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), 1890 Institutions and Universities

Partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and 1890 Land Grant Institutions has been an effective, pro-active match that promotes participation within the communities they are located and provides access to the most up to date scientifically based data and educational information available that can readily impact local families and surrounding communities. While these institutions have a historical context and an understanding of their critical function in the broader education landscape, they have centered their efforts in uplifting the conditions of the Black and other minority communities. Collaborations between universities and local community partnerships have commonalities that lead it to building capacity for more effective responses to the needs and problems of the communities.

 

The universities and community engagement has been integral in identifying local communities and sustaining their involvement with FFN.

(HBCUs) 1890 Institutions and Universities

Community Partners

Coalitions

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” … Margaret Mead

 

Coalition building is a critical vehicle that provides the pathway for everyone to participate, give voice and ownership to common solutions to problems. The shared risks, responsibilities, resources and rewards have resulted in coalition synergy that moves to results.

Coalition building is a critical vehicle that provides the pathway for everyone to participate, give voice and ownership to common solution to problems. The shared risks, responsibilities, resources and rewards have resulted in coalition synergy that moves to results.

 

Community Partners of Coalitions

Communities

FFN uses a community-based participatory approach to work on new initiatives or to help facilitate ongoing work consistent with the FFN’s mission.

 

  • Florida Department of Health

  • Bond Community Health Center

  • North Florida Education Development Center

  • Legal Services of North Florida

  • Voices for Justice

  • Simeon Resource & Development Center for Men

  • Florida Black Chamber of Commerce

  • East Coast African American Chamber of Commerce

  • Access Florida Finance Corporation

  • Infoworks Research

  • U.S. Bureau of Justice

  • Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis

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