Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
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 :
The Center for Community Engagement

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:

The Center for Community Engagement maintains partnerships with a wide range of non-profit organizations, schools, and government offices in the greater Windham area. The CCE provides volunteers at 27 program days each week with 16 different organizations during the academic year. We also provide volunteers for nearly 100 one-time events for community partners such as community events, fundraising events, school programs, and more. The CCE has sustained these partnerships for nearly ten years and many have become fully integrated into the community.

The CCE offers two large community events, Day of Caring in the fall and Town Pride Town Wide in the spring, which provide a large number of volunteers for community clean ups, including raking, gardening, painting, eradication of invasive species, etc. The CCE works with a large number of partners on these projects throughout the Windham area.

The CCE works collaboratively with the local Chamber of Commerce to promote and support local businesses through development of community-based internships, volunteer activities and promotion of events. The CCE supports service-learning courses that provide students with opportunities to engage with local for-profit and non-profit businesses to gain skills and experiences for future employment. Topics addressed through these programs include affordable and adequate housing, food security, and environmental and social impacts of economic trends.

https://www.easternct.edu/community-engagement/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information for this credit was provided by Kimberly Armstrong Silcox, Director of the Center for Community Engagement, and gathered from Eastern's website by Ciara Tennis, University Assistant for Climate and Sustainability Initiatives.

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