Monday, September 10, 2007
An innovative summer camp in Pittsburgh focused on boosting the computer skills of inner-city African American children.
In a partnership between Carnegie Melon University and the civic group, 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, a small group of inner-city teenagers worked on campus for 14 weeks this summer. Read more.
It is time now for EDPros to begin thinking about how they might use summer camps in 2008 to accelerate computer skills, entrepreneurship skills, and STEM (science engineering, technology and math) education.
These summer camps provide a low risk, low-cost opportunity for economic development professionals to begin to partner with universities, high schools, and workforce development organizations.
posted by Ed Morrison |
Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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