University's partnership with district boosts neighborhood

Nov. 26, 2007
Clark University in Worcester, Mass., helped establish University Park school a decade ago

The University Park Campus School in Worcester, Mass., is in the poorest part of the city, a block away from the campus of Clark University. The school, for students in grades 7 to 12, is the centerpiece of Clark's campaign to revive a neighborhood long blighted by poverty and gang- and drug-related violence. In the past four years, nearly every graduate of University Park has gone on to college, radically defying the odds for inner-city students. In turn, the neighborhood is rebounding, stabilized by working families drawn by the promise of a college education for their children.

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