Conference Recordings

The Kitchens

How a Culinary Arts Program Supports Community Revitalization
Published March 8, 2021
Presented by Charles Tilley, Quinn Evans | Elizabeth Littlefield, Reynolds Community College

Institutions referenced in this resource:
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

The Kitchens at Reynolds Community College (RCC) exemplify a developing national model, featuring public and private organizations in a successful collective effort to boost economic development and healthier outcomes in a historically under-resourced community. Integrated planning for The Kitchens involves community partnerships and collaboration in education, health and wellness, workforce training, and economic revitalization. In this session, you'll learn how RCC delivers culinary workforce training and academic programs in a satellite facility at the heart of a poverty-concentrated area, pushing back economic isolation and promoting learning and health.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Assess the needs of your institution's surrounding community and find opportunities for building public-private partnerships to support underserved constituencies.
  2. Determine how your institution can create a community asset that addresses social determinants of health to improve health outcomes for marginalized populations.
  3. Develop metrics for evaluating program effectiveness across enrollment, student development and placement, economic development, health outcomes, and community service.
  4. Formulate approaches for positioning your institution's educational programs to highlight partnerships and the narrative of a much broader community impact on health and economic development.


Charles Tilley

Quinn Evans

Elizabeth Littlefield

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Strategic Planning
Reynolds Community College

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPM21C1138) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 8, 2021.

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