Building Community Partnerships

If you are new to service learning, this may seem like the most difficult part of the task. Not true! There are many organizations ready to work with our students. The Office of Service Learning can assist you in making these connections or you can access our list of community agencies on the website. Most important to remember is that the relationship must be an equal partnership. The service must meet an identifiable community need.

The follwing pages in the link below are excerpted from a document created by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education ( You can access the entire publication "Swinging Doors: Making Community-College Partnerships Work" at their site

Making Community-College Partnerships Work - PDF

Understanding and Strengthening the Community Role in Service - Learning Partnerships - PowerPoint

Assessment of Campus/Community Partnerships and Community Impact - Word

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