Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.67
Liaison Trina Larson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Sara Haidle
Sustainability Project Assistant
Administration
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Humphrey's Elementary School Experiential Education Partnership

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:

CGCC has an ongoing partnership with Humphrey Elementary School, a local school in the Chandler Unified School District, and Bridges Elementary School, a local school in the Higley Unified School District, to advance sustainability education for their third grade students. This partnership includes multiple events throughout the year, culminating in an annual Sustainability Day during Earth month hosted at CGCC.
The week leading up to Sustainability Day, CGCC students from various disciplines provide the third grade classes at Humphrey Elementary with educational materials and workbooks on sustainability topics. On Sustainability Day, the third graders come to CGCC campus where CGCC students present their individual class projects on social, environmental and economic sustainability topics. The college classes involved include English, Biology, Sociology, History, Humanities, Physics, and more. The 2018 Sustainability Day featured 60 interactive stations located in and around our school garden (Environmental Technology Center) run by CGCC students who taught sustainability topics in a fun and engaging setting through hands on activities to 200 third grade students. The day included activities like composting, planting in the garden, racing solar powered cars, and baking bread in the adobe oven. This year's Sustainability Day will be even bigger, with a predicted 80 stations.
Attaching a PowerPoint from a previous year's Sustainability Day outcomes.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Matthews Crossing Food Bank

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):

Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank (MCFB) has supported CGCC students in various ways for greater than 5 years. Beginning in the fall of 2017, Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank partnered with CGCC to create a CGCC foodbank at the Williams and Pecos campuses (Coyote Cupboard). The Cupboard with a majority support from Matthew’s Crossing provides basic staples and supplements to any CGCC student or employee with food insecurities. The coordination and distribution plan developed and maintained by Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank was essential in order to commit to opening a pantry. In addition, a panel was developed to help educate employees and the community about food insecurity. Matthews’s Crossing also provide intern positions for CGCC students, serve as a career option for CGCC graduates, and inspire students and the college community to act to assist those in need.
Through Matthew’s Crossing’s efforts, CGCC now has a food pantry that helps meet the food needs of our students. In addition, the establishment of the pantry is serving as a beacon for what can be done when a group of people commit to assisting others. CGCC’s PTK club is working on a college project that expands what the pantry does by exploring offering school materials through the pantry-system to support students who cannot pay for materials for college.

https://www.cgc.edu/Students/studentlife/Student%20Life/Pages/Coyote-Cupboard.aspx


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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