Stanwood Center For

Community Partnerships

We support community-engaged learning, social activities, and research projects. WITHIN THE PRALLAGON FRAMEWORK THESE ARE CONSIDERED as mission essential requirements to advance collective endeavours.
Stanwood Centre for Community Partnerships brings together the aspirations and endeavours of the resource-community in line with agency goals and objectives. Aspirants attempt to integrate basic aspects of their work: research and knowledge, individual and collective will, and active participation in society to disseminate soundness of thought and pursue the aim to discover new understandings about life and comparative social processes.

Our focus is on enhancing a mutual experience through research and establishing a strong working relationship. This involves sharing knowledge to build and strengthen capacity that lives in the community; to broaden understanding of the world and foster change through a planning, collaborative and consultative experience based on intuition, reflection, and inquiry; and through community controlled experimentation grounded in knowledge and factual social history. 

This process allows for internal/external inquiry by aspirants to weave together learning, personal growth, ethical values, and standards of conduct to build capacity at the resource-community level that engage the common good.

We envision the resource-community as a broad-based concept with no particular fixed physical location. It pursues the goal of working with internal and external sources in mutual respect for learning and understanding of the difficulties faced to advance sustainable achievements in often unstable social environments. 

Community-based learning and community-based research are part of our efforts to sponsor and encourage diverse volunteer and work-study opportunities. In this way, we established a strong bond between the resource-community in order to achieve broad-based goal accomplishment.

One of the great strengths of participatory action research is its ability to raise the capacity of a community to become protagonists in the systematic generation of knowledge, and its ability to generate contextualized knowledge in ways that are revenant to the needs and conditions of particular communities. This is a similar process that we employ through our Global Reach Initiative. Both involve efforts designed to distill from contextualized knowledge being generated through participatory action and research to share knowledge and practices at national and community; with usage beyond national boundaries.   

Participatory Action Research (PAR) offers a long history of experimentation with evidence-based and people-based inquiry, a groundbreaking alternative to mainstream positive science. As with positivism, the approach creates many challenges and debates on what counts as participation, action and research; and is a step into the unknown, raising new questions and creating unknown risks for the long-term. Read More. . .

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  • Named For
    Dr. Stanwood Cobb (Nov. 6, 1881 – Dec. 29, 1982)
    Educator, Author, Humanitarian.

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