Volunteerism Bridging Universities and Their Neighbors
Carol Coletta talks with Ben Reuler about efforts to engage universities with the neighborhoods that surround them.
"Ten years ago, two undergrads from Yale noticed the fundamental gap between their university and the community surrounds it. To bridge this divide they formed the volunteer training organization that's now known as LIFT. We'll speak with Ben Reuler, the executive director of LIFT Chicago, about harnessing the energy of students to engage them in the community and help combat poverty."