The article, titled “Apprenticing in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Motor City,” was published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and appears in the AAC&U publication “Diversity & Democracy.”
Here’s an excerpt:
Each summer, Duke University assigns pairs of undergraduate students to work on capacity-building projects in partnership with innovative, high-impact social entrepreneurs who are tackling some of Detroit’s greatest challenges. The DukeEngage Detroit program, which coordinates these connections, supports the development of change-making leaders with a clear sense of self, empathy, a willingness and ability to collaborate, an action orientation, a drive for continuous improvement, and a deep sense of accountability for their actions in the world. The program model rests on three key principles: meaningful apprenticeship, comprehensive enrichment, and critical reflection. In this article, I describe how the program integrates these principles, which are fundamental to the impact of any successful immersive service experience.