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Geographical + Community Expansion

A total of six sessions were held—3 with faculty and 3 with staff—with over 100 attendees. They were asked to think about how we can connect the power of our existing work to the city of Chicago to make us partners as the city designs its cultural, economic, and social justice renaissance.

Over 500 pieces of feedback were documented resulting in 23 overarching themes that represent most of our community’s thoughts on the current obstacles, ideas of markets DePaul should target or external stakeholders we need to engage, and existing DePaul programs that already do great work. Those were converted the themes into 27 recommended initiatives that address changes to our internal policies and procedures as well as contribute to the future of our expansion in new communities.

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