Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Johnson County Community College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Las Pintas Project

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:

The project works with the community center El Centro Integral Comunitario to improve the quality of life for those in the Santa Rosa community in Guadalajara, Mexico. JCCC faculty and staff plan offerings (both services and educational opportunities for area families) in conjunction with the Center directors.

Since 1998, specific academic programs have supported this partnership. Dental hygiene and nursing students provide medical screenings and other preventative care. (http://www.jccc.edu/internationaleducation/international-service-learning/mexico.html)

The Las Pintas Solar Experience (http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/academics-for-sustainability/service-community-learning.html) is a competitive program that's open to all applicants regardless of major. Since 2011, students have participated in workshops to learn the techniques required to install solar thermal hot water systems. These systems improve quality of life, provide hot water at a lower cost than propane or wood-fired heaters, and recipients teach their neighbors how to repeat the process on their own homes. Students who are chosen to participate receive funding support from the Student Sustainability Committee. Under the direction of faculty, students work in the teams established at JCCC to make required purchases in-country, install and test the heaters, and teach someone from each family how to replicate the process for themselves and their neighbors. Each recipient of a heater is required to teach at least three others how to build their own.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
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Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
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Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
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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):
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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):
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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’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
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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):
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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):
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A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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