South Africa meets the Southside Initiative
The South Side Initiative conceived this project to provide opportunities for South Side residents to exchange understanding with an international community that shares a similar history. Dialogue focused on methods to arrange neighborhood rejuvenation through economic development initiatives. Residents of both communities shared information and strategies and learned from each other’s experiences as they worked toward rebuilding their communities. The program also provided a medium for Syracuse University to connect with South Africa’s University of Fort Hare to converse about community-university engagement and the suitable role of universities in community revitalization.