Matt Wilson's GIS Workshop at the University of Kentucky builds connections to the community through partnerships with non-profit organizations such as Seedleaf and the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.
Strengthening Ties Between UK & Lexington jcho222 Mon, 09/16/2013 - 10:33 am
The community of Lexington and the University of Kentucky are intimately connected, and these connections provide both points of contention and opportunities for mutual progress. Our leaders—Mayor Jim Gray and President Eli Capilouto—clearly recognize the important relationship between Lexington and UK, and a number of student groups and community organizations work diligently to improve our community. Still, more work needs to be done.
This event will…
1. Enhance our understanding of the needs of Lexington that faculty and students can address.
2. Improve our understanding of the framework currently in place for addressing community needs.
3. Celebrate the UK/Community collaboration that produced UK’s Peace Studies program.
Auditorium, Davis-Marksbury Building
Kerby Neill, volunteer coordinator for the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, discusses the council's partnership with Matt Wilson's Geographic Information Systems Workshop at the University of Kentucky.