Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.65
Liaison Leslie Raucher
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Barnard College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
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?:
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? :
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability:

Barnard College has a multi year partnership with Grad Bag and Lets Get Ready to host a transition day for incoming (to any institution) low-income, first-generation, New York City students. This day includes panels, workshops, and activities lead by Lets Get Ready staff and alumni to give students skills to succeed when they go off to college. Grad Bag provides students in attendance free, gently used, cleaned, dorm room supplies that were collected from move out events at Barnard College and other near by institutions.

Lets Get Ready is a non-profit organization that offers free SAT prep, admissions counseling, and post-enrollment mentoring through college to students from low-income backgrounds and who are first-generation-to-college.

Grad Bag is a non-profit organization that collects, cleans, and repackages used dorm supplies. These supplies are kept out of the landfill and redistributed to incoming first year college students from low-income households.

gradbag.org
https://letsgetready.org/
https://abc7ny.com/education/more-than-250-incoming-freshman-get-free-dorm-supplies/5427934/

Barnard College provides free of charge: gently used dorm supplies to Grad Bag that were donated to our move out program as well as room rentals, AV, Tech, and Events Management support to ensure the success of their program.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Circular Cities

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):
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

Barnard hosted a Circular Cities NYC event called Scaling Repair: Designing a Fixing City, in partnership with Circular Cities, Bard MBA in Sustainability, Faculty from Virginia Tech, and local stakeholders, including businesses, city agencies, community organizations, and non-profits. https://www.circularcityweek.com/events2020


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership? (3rd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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