Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.45
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 30, 2017
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Monika Kamboures
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning & Management
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Regenerative Communities Fellowship

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:

The Regenerative Communities Fellowship Program seeks to address the achievement gap by:
-encouraging pathways to higher education for underrepresented students;
-empowering communities to address environmental challenges; and
-developing a model for university-primary school partnership which can be replicated.
The Lyle Center has forged a unique relationship with with two elementary school communities in Pomona, Westmont Elementary and Kellogg Polytechnic Elementary schools, advancing environmental awareness and supporting inquiry-based learning.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
School Garden Internship Program

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):
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 (2nd partnership):

Duties for the School Garden Program include the following:
-Provide day-to-day garden maintenance, including weeding, watering, composting or other activities as appropriate to ensure a healthy, attractive, well-maintained, and resource-conserving garden
-Promote participation in garden to students and families.
-Support garden classroom activities in partnership with teachers/Fellows, by providing curricular guidance, technical assistance, and hands-on assistance with implementing projects.
-Maintain garden tools and develop wish lists of equipment needed.
-Provide mentoring for students related to college and other pathways of opportunity.


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’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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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):
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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):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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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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