Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.87
Liaison Kat Davis
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boise State University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Mike Stefancic
Assistant Director of Community Partnerships
Service Learning
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Intermountain Bird Observatory, Diane Moore Nature Center, City Of Boise

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? :
Yes

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

The Boise State Intermountain Bird Observatory on the River includes more than 20 acres of riparian and upland habitat adjacent to the Boise River near Highway 21 in east Boise. It provides safe, easy access to outdoor learning, with plans for future interpretive trails, boardwalks, wildlife viewing structures and educational signage.
This partnership is sustainability-focused. It seeks to contribute to the following categories: good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, climate action, life under water, life on land. sustainable cities and communities, and partnerships for the goals.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Service-Learning Program Community Work Study

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):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Yes

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

The Community Works Study Program partners with community based organizations to provide trained and paid students to increase their capacity to meet sustainability focused and related needs. For example students serve at the Boise Urban Garden School to provide garden education to school age students or at Jesse Tree which supports individuals from being evicted from their home. This program seeks to promote equity and accessibility to meaningful work through offering this program to students through work study, so students become eligible based on their financial need. More about the service learning student work study employment opportunities here: https://www.boisestate.edu/servicelearning/students/student-employment/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Community Refugee Collaboration Team

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? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

Boise State University and leaders of the refugee resettlement community desire to further a mutually beneficial partnership.
Boise State, Jannus, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) share common interests and a commitment to 1) assisting refugees rebuild their lives and become contributors to the greater community, 2) educating our students and our community toward these efforts, and 3) making the resources of Boise State fully accessible to refugees in Idaho. This program is works towards the UN SDG goals 1,2,3,4,5,8,10,16, and 17.


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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