Collective Impact at Rutgers University – Camden, USA

Shared Value and the Role of Campus/Community Partnerships in Advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals


‘Wicked problems’ are those that are resistant to universal solutions. The SDGs focus on global issues, giving the capability to generate significant value alignment across sectors. How to use them to solve ‘wicked’ local problems? Michael D’Italia argues that collective impact and anchor initiatives can help address them and that universities, as backbone organizations in their communities, are well placed to address the issues.


Author: Michael D’Italia

Michael J. D’Italia, M.P.A. is the program coordinator for Engaged Civic Learning at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – Camden. H has co-created and facilitated faculty cohort programs preparing Rutgers–Camden faculty members to design and implement high-quality Engaged Civic Learning courses.


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