Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.39
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Yolanda Cieters
Sustainability Manager
CEJS
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Seattle Housing Authority

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:

Since 2013, Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), in cooperation with Seattle University, Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle Parks and Recreation and several non-profits, has implemented a coordinated approach to ensure low-income children in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood of Seattle have access to early learning programs, tutoring, summer academic enrichment programs, college preparation mentoring and scholarships. Collaboration among the partners, including a strong working relationship between SHA and the Seattle University Center for Community Engagement (CCE), has been a key component to the success of the project.

Through the partnership Seattle University has provided funds to local youth development organizations to provide summer learning experiences for children and youth at Yesler Terrace. For example, during summer 2020 amidst the COVID pandemic, Seattle University (through a grant from the Gates Foundation) provided $75,000 to the Yesler Youth Media Project for youth to create videos to education children about math in everyday life.

In addition, Seattle University is a lead partner with the Black Farmers Collective YES Farm at Yesler Terrace. Through this partnership Seattle University faculty and students have assisted with the development of the farm.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association Membership Communities of Practice-Environmental and Sustainability Community of Practice, https://www.cshema.org/communities

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-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (2nd partnership):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):

--Active participant in any survey activities as a CSHEMA member.
--Periodically monitor the Environmental and Sustainability Community of Practice discussion forum.
--https://www.cshema.org/communities


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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