Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jeff Rioux
Director
Center for Public Service
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Casa de la Cultura

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:

Casa de la Cultura is a local organization that promotes healthy living and cultural rights of the immigrant community in Adams County. The Center for Public Service at Gettysburg College has a long-term partnership with this organization, and one of their projects is focused on sustainability. The Painted Turtle Farm is an intiative that seeks to return the control of land to vulnerable communities. While PTF started as a farm that donated the food grown to local food pantries (and example of "giving a man a fish") our current model transcends "teaching a man to fish" by giving control of all decisions (what to grow, how to grow) back to the community. This level of sustainability and food justice is inspired by reading indigenous reflections on the land and on reciprocity. The college purchases all seeds, soils and tools for this partnership. Students and local families work together on the farm. The program focuses on creating sustainable solutions to food insecurity in the local Latino community, and in treating the land sustainably (CNG certified), learning methods of growing, pest control, and soil management that treat the land well. https://www.casagettysburg.org/painted-turtle-farm-1


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
@Home in Adams County

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-focused

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 @Home in Adams County initiative seeks to make living in Adams County affordable and sustainable for those that work here, thus creating a sustainable community. In practice, this means working to create transportation and housing options for low wage earners, as well as strengthening wages through sustainable economic development. Gettysburg College supports this initiative financially by supporting the coordinator position through a grant, as well as supports the initiative by having a member of the Center for Public Service serve on the steering committee, looking for ways to leverage college resources in the work. https://www.homeinadamscounty.org/


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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The link is to the general CPS website and the partnerships can be found on the left column of the page.

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