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Economic Development - Davidson College

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Use this for the Sophomore Class's work on HOUSING 

Service  |  Academic Work  |  Education & Training  |  Capacity Building  |  Deliberative Democracy 


 Sub-categories in this issue

  • Mortage Security/ Foreclosures
  • Affordable Housing
  • Fair Housing
  • Predatory Lending
  • Shelters 


Types of Service   short-term  |  ongoing school year  |  summer

  • Habitat for Humanity (Ongoing) - The campus chapter participates in a build at least once each month, plans events during Act, Speak, Build Week and holds fundraising activities to build a Wildcat House every 4 years.
  • HAMMERS (Ongoing) - Volunteers work in the office of Davidson Housing Coalition or with the HAMMERS program on emergency home repairs.  They may also hold fundraising activities on campus.
  • Alternative Breaks (Short-term) - Groups of 9 students serve in a community over Fall or Spring Break.  One group travels to Washington, DC to participate in the Urban Plunge with the National Coalition for the Homeless.  Another group travels to Asheville, NC to work with Mountain Housing Opportunities.



Academic Work   courses  |  service-learning  |  CBR and policy research   |  departments and institutes




Education & Training   forums  |  workshops  |  reflection activities


  • Faces of Homelessness Panel - Stories of our homeless neighbors from Charlotte's Urban Ministry Center
  • Solodarity Sleepout - 



Campus and Organizational Capacity-Building   training  |  fundraising  |  resource development


  • SouperBowl (Fundraiser) - Partnership with Davidson Housing Coalition to raise money for their HAMMERS emergency home repair program.  Local restaurants serve soup and ticket holders vote on their favorites.  Local bands provide entertainment.


Research, Policy Analysis, Deliberative Democracy   evaluations  |  policy research  | issue forums  |  advocacy



Contacts   staff  |  faculty  |  students  |  community partners (local, regional, national)

  • Community Service Office Staff - Stacey Riemer, Kristin Booher, Ashley Butler, Emily Moser
  • Davidson Housing Coalition (and campus HAMMERS group)
  • Our Towns Habitat for Humanity (and campus Habitat chapter)
  • Urban Ministry Center (and student organization)


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