Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Kelsey McCormick
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019

STARS v2.2

Lawrence University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Kelsey McCormick
Sustainability Coordinator
President's Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Riverview Gardens

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?:
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:

Riverview Gardens is a non-profit in Appleton, WI with a mission to build dignity through job training and employment. Riverview Gardens was established by a Lawrence Alum and has been a significant partner in providing volunteer and community engagement opportunities to Lawrence students. Riverview Gardens offers job training to people in need in five different ventures including, urban farming and hydroponics. The organization is committed to addressing issues of poverty and homelessness through dignified, hard work in growing organic food or serving the community. After participants graduate from Riverview's ServiceWorks programs they are assisted in finding work in the local community.


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? (2nd partnership):
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A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (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? (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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Liaisons from the university meet regularly (bi-monthly) with city leaders to discuss salient issues, including sustainability. The city of Appleton has a Master Plan to move the city towards sustainability and frequently seeks partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

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