Community Literacy Project Profile: The Drake Community Press

Carol Spaulding-Kruse


The Drake Community Press is a collaborative publishing project involving students and faculty from a variety of disciplines along with a non-profit community partner with a compelling story to share. Over two years and eight production phases, campus and community participants create the content, format, design, promotion, and distribution plan for a high-quality publication that aims, through sales and advocacy, to advance the partner's mission. In so doing, the Press creates an intentional framework of encounter--education as dialogue--in which participants negotiate across cultural and disciplinary boundaries as equal stakeholders with a shared purpose.

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Publication of the Community Literacy Journal is made possible through the generous support of the English Department and the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Florida International University. The CLJ is a journal of the Conference on Community Writing.