Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.14
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Loyola University Chicago
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Senn HS

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:

LUC/SENN Partnership – February, 2015

The Senn High School Partnership focuses on three key areas: college admissions and retention, support for Senn academic programs and support for Loyola academic programs. There have been many accomplishments to date, many which are provided below.

Senn graduates at Loyola are receiving support through the Office of First Year Experience intended to ensure academic success and four-year degree completion. Support includes: a dedicated advisor who meets with each Senn graduate monthly, weekly facilitated study sessions, preferential access to work study and tutoring opportunities, and retreats and special program addressing key skills and knowledge for college success.
Ongoing Loyola involvement across many units – Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Biology, Chemistry, School of Communication, School of Social Work, School of Education, Institute for Environmental Studies, University Libraries, Admissions.
Departments of Biology and Chemistry collaborated to pilot a summer science lab internship program last summer with funds from the National Science Foundation and Loyola University Chicago Provost’s office. Last summer, three Senn juniors were paid interns in two Loyola science labs, assisting in lab research projects. Several proposals have been submitted to expand this program to six Senn students on an annual basis.
http://www.luc.edu/communityrelations/stories/archive/loyolasennpartnership.shtml for more information.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
LakeShore Community Partners

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):

http://www.luc.edu/lscp/

Lake Shore Community Partners is an innovative community partnership that builds on the University’s existing relationships within the Rogers Park and Edgewater communities and will improve the quality of life for residents through thoughtful economic and social efforts.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Loyola University Chicago Community Relations & Peterson Garden Project

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):

Earth Day Clean and Green Event recruits 100-150 students on an annual basis to participate in the City of Chicago's Clean and Green event. Loyola helps identify projects and provides help within the community to do events such as beach clean-ups, planting, and parks clean up. We provide plants, paint, gloves, and other various tools needed to support this event. We have participated in this event for the past ten years. Link: http://luc.edu/communityrelations/stories/archive/llnlsc/earthdaycleanandgreenrecap2016/


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

We have many partners that we work with to engage non-university parties at a variety of geographic scales.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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