This article presents historical, institutional, and ethical contexts for a university and an industrial, ethnic community's cooperative effort to address local hunger and homelessness. A large portion of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell's students are of working-class and local origin. Neighborhood social problems are in effect their own, and community service may be considered a variant of self-help. Attention is paid the special importance of developing a sense of community across traditional boundaries on and off campus and to the establishment of permanent mutually beneficial structures.
Levine, Mark D.
"Tents along the Merrimack: Homelessness and University-Community Cooperation,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
1, Article 47.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol8/iss1/47