Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.92
Liaison Tom Kovacs
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Michigan University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Thomas Kovacs
Professor
Geography and Geology
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition

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:

semiscoalition.org
The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS) facilitates school-community partnerships to develop students as citizen-stewards of healthy ecological-social systems. One of the core elements of our mission is coalition building—facilitating connections that unite educators, activists, organizations, practitioners, community members and youth who are dedicated to transforming education and protecting the future of our human and natural commons. Our work is empowered when we learn from each other and grow from a place of shared energy and insight. Community partners include Ann Arbor Public Schools, the James and Grace Lee Boggs School (Detroit), Detroit Public Schools Community District, Early College Alliance (Ypsilanti), John Paul II Elementary Catholic School (Lincoln Park), Summers-Knoll School (Ann Arbor) and Ypsilanti Community Schools.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Family Empowerment 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):
Sustainability-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
No

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

emich.edu/engage/communitylink/family-empowerment
The Family Empowerment Program (FEP) housed at Eastern Michigan University and coordinated by on-site social workers is a key point for social, health and economic access, education support and community navigation for families living in all Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) communities. Through partnerships and programming, the FEP has developed a social services program whose purpose is to substantially improve the educational, health, and economic outcomes for all 568 individuals currently living in YHC communities.


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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
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Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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