Los Angeles community development guru Denise G. Fairchild is in Tennessee today doing something she hadn't dreamed of a week ago: team teaching with former Vice President Al Gore. Gore recently announced his plans to develop a curriculum in "family-centered community building" with help from UCLA faculty. Fairchild, founder and president of the Los Angeles-based Community Development Technologies Center, has a long career in the field and also teaches at UCLA. The family-centered approach links the quest for better jobs and housing in poor communities with health and eduction programs. Fairchild and Gore begin the day at Fisk University in Nashville, then move to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. Gore also plans to lecture on the subject in the future at UCLA.
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