Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jennifer Boehm
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Community Engagement
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Near West/River West Great Places 2020

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’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:

IUPUI has a long-standing partnership with the Near West community, located just across White River from campus. Dating back to the late 1990's, IUPUI supported engagement in Near West through the Office of Neighborhood Partnerships. In 2015, the area was designated one of four Great Places 2020 communities, a program of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. IUPUI serves as the convener for this commuity, recognized as River West, and has a staff person designated for this role. As part of this role, we have worked with community members to update and implement their quality of life plan focused on four areas: Livability, making neighborhoods great places to live; Opportunity, spurring economic growth; Vitality, attracting new residents; and Education, improving educational opportunities for all ages. As a result of these efforts the community has become home to several new arts organizations, Indy Convergence and the Fonseca Theater, as well as SOURCE River West entrepreneurship center. http://www.sourcerw.org/
https://www.nearwestindy.org/
https://fonsecatheatre.org/
http://www.indyconvergence.org/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
IU Student Outreach Clinic

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):

Since 2009, the Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic has been a free, student-run clinic that provides primary care-based medical, dental, social and legal services for uninsured and underserved persons in the Indianapolis community annually. Led by IU School of Medicine, this clinic strives to close the health care gap in the community by coordinating a medical presence to address a wide variety of conditions including infections, musculoskeletal complaints, high blood pressure and depression.
Schools involved in the clinic include medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, law, and health and human services. The clinic is run out of the Neighborhood Fellowship Church on the near eastside of Indianapolis. In 2017, the clinic had 863 patient encounters, volunteers served more than 13,000 hours, 3,300 prescriptions were dispensed and students raised more than $17,000 to support the operations. Clinic partners have continued to expand to meet the needs of the residents. https://medicine.iu.edu/campuses/indianapolis/service-learning/outreach-clinic/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
360 Dust Analysis

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):

Gabriel Filippelli, a geochemist in the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI, is one of a team of four researchers from around the world participating in 360 Dust Analysis, a citizen-scientist approach to looking at indoor dust. US and Canadian households can submit samples of their dust to IUPUI for a free analysis of its contents. The project will include analysis of lead, chromium, arsenic, copper and zinc. Participants receive an analysis of each sample and detailed information about their dust and helpful suggestions on ways to mitigate any health risk associated with the contaminants found in their home. https://www.360dustanalysis.com/


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

SOURCE River West entrepreneurship center promotes and encourages business ownership by assisting with the launch of entrepreneurial ventures and supporting start-up to scale-up businesses that create jobs, improve the quality of life, and strengthen the community in Indianapolis' Near West community and central Indiana.
sourcerw.org

Diabetes Impact Project seeks to increase screening-seeking behavior for those at high risk of diabetes, improving access and continuity of care for people with diabetes, and foster an environment (physical and social) that supports diabetes control and prevention.
https://fsph.iupui.edu/research-centers/centers/cheer/diabetes-impact-project.html

The Polis Center's expertise in geoinformatics has helped communities across Indiana to develop emergency management plans, hazard risk analysis and multi-hazard mitigation planning.
https://polis.iupui.edu/collaborations/resiliency/

Local artist and IU alumn, Stuart Hyatt, launches storytelling project with the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, with the support of The National Geographic Society, is making field recordings of bat echolocations that will become part of a forthcoming album of contemporary music with many human collaborators under the title Ultrasonic: Making Music with Endangered Bats.
https://www.nuvo.net/arts/stuart-hyatt-s-bat-houses-are-now-occupied/article_c4678d70-d94d-11e9-815c-bbe63e8ed516.html

The IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship partnered with the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired to scan 3D portraits of 19 graduating seniors, to be 3D printed for unique and accessible senior portraits.
https://news.iu.edu/stories/2019/04/iupui/inside/18-digital-scholarship-team-gives-blind-students-senior-portraits.html

IUPUI's Indiana Peer Education Program ECHO partners with Indiana prisons to train people who are incarcerated to become health resources and advocates for their peers.Graduates of the program can then pass on knowledge to their peers about common health conditions affecting prison populations, including infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, staph/MRSA skin infections and tuberculosis; mental health issues such as suicide risk, depression and anxiety; HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; diabetes; and addiction.
https://news.iu.edu/stories/2019/07/iupui/releases/31-public-health-training-indiana-prisoners-peer-educators.html


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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News at IUPUI: https://news.iu.edu/iupui/index.html
* IUPUI wins Engaged Campus of the Year award from Indiana Campus Compact; News at IUPUI, March 26, 2018

* IUPUI kicks off campuswide Habitat for Humanity home build; News at IUPUI, September 19, 2018

* IUPUI joins the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative: News at IUPUI, April 10, 2018

*Gabriel Filippelli, a professor of earth sciences in the School of Science, is receiving the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor's Community Fellowship award of $50,000 for his project titled "Building healthy cities through community-engaged science and action: Getting the lead out." He is seeking to understand the context and causation of lead poisoning in Indianapolis. His research will engage youth leadership fellows and other community partners as citizen-scientists to take action in their neighborhoods to identify and eliminate environmental risks.
https://news.iu.edu/stories/2017/04/iupui/releases/21-chancellors-honors-convocation.html

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