Name of Engagement

Center for Economic Education

Contact Information

William C. Wood, Center for Economic Education

Contact Details

woodwc@jmu.edu

Description

We provide training and assistance to area teachers and selected adult audiences to further the understanding of economics and the private enterprise system. Other related key words: Public Schools K-12, Education, Economic literacy, personal financial literacy, entrepreneurship education

Date

The Center was established in 1972.

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Community and Economic development

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

Local exposure, increasing awareness of higher education opportunities for 4-8th grade students; traditionally underserved populations getting access, including places like Greene County, Page County, and Shenandoah County (rural).

Community Partner Name

Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Rockingham County Public Schools, Shenandoah Valley Economic Education, Inc.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Community Service, Center

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