Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Susan Lindemann
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2020

STARS v2.2

Kalamazoo College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Madeline Ward
Sustainability Intern
Facilities Management
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Kalamazoo Nature Center Fair Food Matters

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:

The Fair Food Matters Program provides food and garden based education to educate, connect, and empower youth experiencing systematic oppression, through food and garden-based hands-on learning experiences. Club Grub is an after school program at Woodward Elementary that explores healthy eating, gardening, and community. In partnership with Kalamazoo College's Center for Civic Engagement, we use games, hands-on activities, group discussions and field trips to learn about nutrition, organic gardening, recipes, cooking basics, and where food comes from. We make a healthy snack or meal to eat every week as we learn about different foods! Food is a big, important part of our lives. Club Grub creates a space for children to share their experiences and ideas about what they eat. We aim to build life-long healthy eating habits and share the community aspect of food. We believe kids should be able to nourish their own bodies and minds, and feel empowered to share what they discover with their families and community.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Farmworker Legal Services

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):

The College provides student works with the opportunity to assist Farmworker Legal Services. Farmworker Legal Services ("FLS") is a statewide, non-profit legal services provider that represents indigent immigrant, migrant, and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents throughout Michigan. FLS is a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program and is funded by the federal Legal Services Corporation, other grants and contracts, as well as private donations.


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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