Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.21
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

Denison University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio

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-related

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:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio gives young people the support, guidance, tools, and skills to succeed in life. We provide comprehensive, affordable after-school and summer programming for youth ages 6 through 18. Membership costs just $10 per child per year and entitles youth to unlimited Club access. It is a place where great futures are started each and every day.

Denison has two employees (President's Chief of Staff/VP and Director of Denison Edge) on the Board of the Club and supports the organization financially, logistically, and through volunteerism.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs addresses many of the UN SDGs.

https://www.bgccentralohio.org/about/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Newark Canal Market District

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-related

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 Newark Canal Market District is an event space, farmers' market, and food hub in Downtown Newark. It is a central piece of Newark's revitalization efforts and Denison has a role on the Board of the organization and has supported it financially. The market is located adjacent to one of Newark's most impoverished neighborhoods and many efforts have been made to provide access to fresh local foods via SNAP benefit programs and food prescriptions. The Board is made up of a number of organizations representing a wide swath of the community and an advisory board also exists that includes many of the community's important stakeholder groups. Denison has representation on the Board and multiple ENVS Junior Practicum classes have worked with the Newark Canal Market District to help the market identify key stakeholders, develop marketing materials, and evaluate opportunities for new programming at the market.

https://www.canalmarketdistrict.org/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Columbus' Smart Cities Smart Columbus Initiative

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):
No

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

https://smart.columbus.gov

Denison is an accelerator partner in the initiative along with a number of other high profile employers in the region.

As the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) first-ever Smart City Challenge, Columbus was awarded $50 million in grant funding and the designation as America's Smart City. We're "becoming smart" by embracing the reinvention of transportation to accelerate human progress. And with it, taking on the coveted job of teaching cities as they evolve similarly around the world.

OUR GOALS
Drive economic growth
Improve people's quality of life
Foster sustainability
Improve safety


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

Denison also supports and collaborates with The Works in Downtown Newark.

https://attheworks.org


Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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