People and Partners

The Erasing Boundaries Project is a sub-grantee of a federal grant to the Pennsylvania and New York Campus Compact Consortium project, "Building on Our Strengths." This grant aims to establish and expand campus/community partnerships through eight subgrants to higher education institutions in Pennsylvania and New York. “Erasing Boundaries—Supporting Communities: Interdisciplinary Service-Learning in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning” is one of those subgrants. Its goal is to bring together faculty from the related disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning to expand the quantity and quality of interdisciplinary service-learning courses and activities. It also aims to expand collaborative service-learning projects within and between institutions and throughout the disciplines. The Partnering Institutions include Hunter College (NY), State University of New York College Environmental Sciences and Forestry (NY), Cornell University (NY), The City College of The City University of New York (NY) and Pennsylvania State University.

About the Pennsylvania/New York Campus Compact Consortium

As member networks of college and university presidents from each of their states, Pennsylvania Campus Compact and New York Campus Compact aim to strengthen communities through campus-community partnerships while promoting civic engagement and active citizenship in higher education. For more information: and

About Learn & Serve America

Learn and Serve America is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation. For more information:

Currently in its third year, the Erasing Boundaries Project is being guided by a leadership group of educators from its four partnering institutions:


Leadership Design and Planning Institutes

Pennsylvania State University: Hamer Center for Community Design

          Mallika Bose  Associate Professor

          Peter Aeschbacher  Assistant Professor

Cornel University: Department of Landscape Architecture

          Paula Horrigan  Associate Professor

SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF): Department of Landscape Architecture

          Cheryl Doble  Associate Professor

Hunter College: Department of Planning

          Sigmond C. Shipp  Associate Professor

          Tom Angotti  Professor


 Collaborating Partner Institutions

Emory & Henry College: Department of Public Policy & Community Service, Department of Community & Organizational Leadership

          Annalisa Raymer  |  Assistant Professor



  • Syllabi section is coming soon.
  • Documentation and evaluation of service learning activities by design and planning programs was...
  • In the Works: A proposal for an awards program to recognize excellence in service-learning teaching...