Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Heather Miklozik
Staff
Center for Community Engagement
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
ReThink

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
No

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The mission of ReThink is to provide awareness, education, tools and incentives to the local food industry and general public. They relate sustainability, trash, composting, and pressing environmental issues to the local food industry. ReThink and Indiana State university partner for events and programming to encourage sustainability through small changes in behavior to create a world that is well taken care of and healthier for future generations.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Wabash Valley Art Spaces

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):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

This partnership is an ongoing collaborative project with the local arts organizations in the wider Terre Haute community. Previously, this partnership helped with an installation of a solar paneled Sycamore sculpture. Recently, this partnership has wielded larger goals with the Turn to the River project, which is focusing on creating sustainable art spaces next to the Wabash River and directly across from campus.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Ryves Neighborhood Partnership

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’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The Ryves Neighborhood Partnership includes several non-profit agencies and organizations that serve The Ryves Neighborhood. The Ryves Neighborhood Partnership partners with Saint Ann's Clinic, Ryves Neighborhood Association, and Catholic Charities agencies, including Bethany House, Catholic Charities Foodbank, and Ryves Youth Center. The Center for Community Engagement offers a mini-grant program for faculty to develop service-learning projects with a partner in the Ryves Neighborhood.


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

Downtown Terre Haute Downtown Terre Haute (DTH) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving, creating and promoting a downtown neighborhood that is a vibrant hub for business, entertainment, government, arts and educational activity. ISU entered a formal partnership with DTH in 2005. Members of DTH include local businesses and organizations located in the downtown district and individual citizens from throughout the community. DTH projects include business recruitment, support of the arts corridor, and promotion of downtown merchants and events, including the Downtown Block Party and First Fridays. Current downtown priorities include retail recruitment and the development of a cooperative marketing program for downtown merchants. The web portal www.choosedowntown.com is the first major accomplishment of the cooperative marketing program. This on-line resource provides extensive information about businesses, arts and entertainment in downtown Terre Haute.

Farrington Renaissance ISU and Farrington’s Grove Historical District have partnered to form Farrington Renaissance, a Community Development Corporation focused on revitalizing the Farrington’s Grove neighborhood. Farrington Renaissance serves as a coordinating entity between ISU and the residents of the Farrington’s Grove Historical District for the purposes of research, education, and implementation of projects.

Rural Health Innovation Collaborative The Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) is a partnership between local higher education institutions, health care providers, and the City of Terre Haute. The mission of the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) is to improve and expand education and training of health care professionals and future health care professionals, especially for those committed to serving rural and underserved populations. One of RHIC’s five areas of focus is development of the neighborhood between Indiana State University and Union Hospital. RHIC’s plans include revitalization of the Locust and Lafayette Street corridors and housing/mixed use development.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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