Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
EN-9: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Dale Kochard
Asst Vice President
Community & Regional Affairs
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Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “supportive”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s supportive sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

Community garden programs including installation of multiple gardens, engagement of local community in the gardens, education of local youth about organic gardening and Permaculture concepts, and donation of produce to local food banks. Faculty, staff and students are involved with the programs. Campus, civic and community leaders are involved in the program.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “collaborative”?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's collaborative sustainability partnership(s):

Lehigh is partnering with the Bethlehem Area School Distict in an Elementary and a Middle School as a lead partner in a Community School initiative. Lehigh employs 1-2 individuals at each school to manage after-school enrichment programs in collaboration with the academic programs. Parental programs (ESL, financial basics, computer classed, etc.) are also sponsored. Both schools are located in a low income area where 90% of students are on a free or reduced-cost lunch program. Lehigh students volunteer thousands of hours annually for such activities as: tutoring, mentoring, homework clubs, enrichment programs, physical activities with the students at these schools. Activities are overseen by our Center for the Development of Urban Educational Leaders in our College of Ed.


Does the institution have at least one formal sustainability partnership with the local community that meets the criteria as “transformative”?:
No

A brief description of the institution's transformative sustainability partnership(s) with the local community:

N/A


A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with distant (i.e. non-local) communities:

N/A


The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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