Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Babson College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Asheen Phansey
Director of Sustainability
President's Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Slash the Trash with Grad Bag

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

For the 2016 and 2017 spring move-outs (during which the college runs "Slash the Trash"), Babson partnered with Grad Bag (http://www.gradbag.org/), which collects items that would otherwise go in the trash, cleans and sorts them, and provides them to first-generation college students. Babson has facilitated collections with other colleges and hosted materials before donation. Babson is planning to partner with Grad Bag for the 2018 spring move-out as well.

Grad Bag relies on a web of donated services (e.g., dry cleaning and commercial laundry for bedding), community volunteers, and is hosted in the Boston area at a Jewish temple.

Grad Bag is part of the Let's Get Ready non-profit, which provides high school students from historically under-served communities and first-generation-to-college students with free SAT preparation, admission counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college.

Let's Get Ready team:
http://letsgetready.org/more/team/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Mass Down Syndrome Congress and Jewish Family & Children's Services

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

Babson works with Mass Down Syndrome Congress and Jewish Family & Children's Services as a Corporate Partner to hire people with disabilities as campus employees. Babson serves on JF &CS's "Business Advisory Committee" and was named a 2017 "Community Housing and Adult Independence" Champion for its work as a partner.

A Babson employee serves on the board of one of these organizations as well.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Posse Foundation Partner University

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

Babson's work as a Posse Partner:
http://www.babson.edu/admission/tuition-aid/undergraduate/merit-awards/Pages/posse-scholarships.aspx

Posse leadership:
https://www.possefoundation.org/about-posse/staff-board


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

The Lewis Institute (http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/the-lewis-institute/Pages/home.aspx) hosts numerous partnerships that support sustainability.

The Bernon Center also has many ongoing relationships around service, sustainability, and social justice:
http://www.babson.edu/student-life/faith-service/bernon-center/Pages/community-partners.aspx


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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