Efforts toward community engagement are ongoing. Currently we have a grant that engages partnerships with the following agencies: Palm Beach Fire Rescue, Delray Deaf Services, Area Agency on Aging, the Delray Medical Center, and Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Marianne Russo, a valued member of our department, and a current graduate assistants, Susan Dennett, are assisting me in the quality assurances aspect of the research portion of this grant.
Dr. Gerri Penney, the head of Community Education, is the PI for the overall Vision 20/20 grant. She is a graduate of our EDLRM ACE program, and an excellent supporter of the College of Education.
A brief PowerPoint describing the project is provided that was recently presented at the Global Forum for Leadership Fire-Rescue International 2012 in Denver, Colorado. An additional presentation is scheduled for the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education in Las Vegas, Nevada.