Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Anne Rogers
Sustainability Program & Portfolio Manager
Office of Campus Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Partnership for Inclusive Innovation

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:
Partnership for Inclusive Innovation is a public-private partnership created to lead coordinated, statewide efforts to position Georgia as the technology capital of the east coast. Launched in February 2020 by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, the Georgia Innovates Taskforce developed a statewide plan to engage Georgia's existing innovation clusters while also creating new opportunities for equitable inclusion and technology acceleration. Inclusive innovation is defined as improving access and opportunities for all Georgians. The key focus of the partnership is to ensure government supports a wide-ranging group of stakeholders in the state’s innovation ecosystem — including startups, small businesses, the private sector and health care. The organization’s focus will center on “foundational, transformational, and sustaining” work throughout the state of Georgia that is guided by principles of connectedness, talent, diversity, sustainability, and identity. Inclusive innovation breaks down existing silos and creates an opportunity for people across the innovation ecosystem to thrive together. Pilot programs will focus on providing access to digital resources and education; advancing agriculture, food system innovation, venture capital growth, and lab-to-market tech transfer; and ensuring resources, access, and opportunities are sustained via public-private partnerships.



PII is committed to expanding access to innovation and opportunity so all Georgians can reach their full potential. To achieve sustainable, inclusive innovation, Georgia must leverage resources in entrepreneurship and technology with a focus on under-served communities. A commitment to enhanced connectivity, talent retention and development, and access to capital will set us on a path of prosperity for all.

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/bae99d8e3be14e0b977f2c8b93a5291b

https://news.gatech.edu/2020/08/17/georgia-tech-lead-technology-coalition-advance-inclusive-innovation-across-state

Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
M.R. Hollis Innovation Academy Partnership

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):
Since 2016, Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) has partnered with the Atlanta Public Schools’ MR Hollis Innovation Academy to support a unique STEAM teaching/learning experience for students and teachers. CEISMC aims to strengthen the connection between Georgia Tech and its surrounding community. The goal of this partnership is for CEISMC to support the development and implementation of high-quality STEAM curriculum at Hollis Innovation Academy through direct involvement in the school, utilizing the varied resources available to a leading technical research university. The success of the partnership will demonstrate the powerful potential of university engagement in K-12 schools.



The program is a summer bridge program with grade school students from 4-5th grades throughout middle school matriculation. The program supports summer programming, curriculum development and professional development for the teachers. The program shores up academic programming that teachers are able to deliver and supports student learning in a college environment. Every summer, 60 middle school kids come to campus for 3 weeks and do several STEAM and social learning activities Monday - Friday. Quantifiable data will support the program to understand students' progress and learning around STEAM.



The partnership is also directly supported by the Westside Futures Fund to provide this advanced program to the historically under-served community in Atlanta and neighboring district to the Georgia Tech campus. The Westside Future Fund was launched in recognition of the long-term inequity in Atlanta’s Historic Westside, committed to fostering long-term transformational change through a collaborative approach. The Partnership with Georgia Tech allows kids who normally wouldn’t have the exposure to these academic enrichment programs the opportunity to develop STEAM skills at no cost to their families.



https://ceismc.gatech.edu/community/hollis



https://www.westsidefuturefund.org/news/january-partner-spotlight-hollis-innovation-academy/



https://cos.gatech.edu/hg/item/583506

Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
APS Scholars Program

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-related

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Since 2015, Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) have had a partnership to support a freshman admission program which provides the valedictorian and salutatorian from each high school within the APS System the opportunity to enter the Georgia Institute of Technology in either the summer or fall semester following their graduation from high school. An APS student who is on track to qualify either as the valedictorian or salutatorian will apply and ultimately enroll in any undergraduate degree program at Georgia Tech as a freshman student.



APS students must meet the following in order to be

admitted to Georgia Tech under the APS Admission Program:

 Be named either the Valedictorian or Salutatorian of an APS high school

 Meet all stated Board of Regents academic requirements

 Successfully complete a math course at the Pre-Calculus level or above during high

school

 Be in overall good standing with the Atlanta Public Schools at point of graduation

 Submit all necessary credentials and application materials by the published application

deadlines as established by Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech



As part of the program, Georgia Tech covers remaining tuition, books, lodging and food costs for students for all years admitted to Tech for their undergraduate degree.

In 2015, APS student demographics showed 85% of the students were people of color. The program supports economic and social advancement within the city of Atlanta and supports a broad goal of Georgia Tech to advance social mobility and equity.



Include webiste URL, if available.

https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/domain/8691

https://admission.gatech.edu/aps

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/dozens-atlanta-students-offered-full-scholarships-georgia-tech/JyWSCamsnjVPHd7W0E12NI/

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