Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.52
Liaison Megan Varnadore
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Sonoma State University
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Merith Weisman
Coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement
Academic Affairs
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

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 Committee on campus called "Community Sponsorships Committee" provides material support to the community organizations. Additionally, the Centre for Community Engagement provides information, connections to professional development, and access to students and faculty.

https://www.capsonoma.org/

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP) is a multi-service agency with the mission to partner with low-income families and individuals to help them achieve economic and social stability, to build community, and to advocate for social and economic justice. CAP has over 50 years of experience leading initiatives to address community problems.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Petaluma Bounty

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):
Yes

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

The Committee on campus called "Community Sponsorships Committee" provides material support to the community organizations. Additionally, the Centre for Community Engagement provides information, connections to professional development, and access to students and faculty.

http://www.petalumabounty.org/about/

Formed in summer 2006 as a result of a Community Needs Assessment with initial seed funding from the Hub of Petaluma Foundation, Petaluma Bounty’s mission is to create a thriving local food system with healthy food for everyone through collaboration, education and promoting self-reliance.
Most small scale farmers can’t afford to feed low-income people (since they are low-income) and most low-income consumers can’t afford to buy locally grown produce. This is a systems problem and Petaluma Bounty seeks to design community solutions. They push beyond hunger relief toward community food security (and hunger prevention) through programming that expands our community’s capacity to feed ourselves. Petaluma Bounty’s vision is to grow a thriving local food system where consumers make informed decisions; farmers make a decent living while prioritizing ecological stewardship of the land, and all people – regardless of income – have access to healthy food.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Petaluma Health Center

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? (3rd partnership):
Sustainability-focused

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners? (3rd partnership):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):

The Committee on campus called "Community Sponsorships Committee" provides material support to the community organizations. Additionally, the Centre for Community Engagement provides information, connections to professional development, and access to students and faculty.

http://phealthcenter.org/

Petaluma Health Center (PHC) was founded in 1999 by a group of concerned citizens that believed everyone should have access to high-quality, prevention-focused health care services. PHC is a private non-profit organization committed to ensuring access to comprehensive primary health care and disease prevention services to residents of Sonoma County, especially low-income and medically underserved individuals and families. PHC is committed to getting our patients out of poverty by providing them with access to prevention-focused health care so they are work-ready, by providing access to entry-level healthcare employment training programs, and by helping enroll patients in public benefits for which they are eligible. Implements specific interventions to provide connections with community services or benefits and links to health care employment training and placement programs. Coordinates programming that focuses on connecting clients with community-based economic opportunity resources and programming, and links clients to health care employment training and placement programs. Supports low-income families by recruiting and training volunteer undergraduate and high school students who will connect clients with community services or public benefits and link clients to health care employment training and placement programs.


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

The Committee on campus called "Community Sponsorships Committee" provides material support to the community organizations. Additionally, the Centre for Community Engagement provides information, connections to professional development, and access to students and faculty.

The City of Santa Rosa serves a population of 170,236 and strives to be a healthy place where people feel safe to live, work, and play. The City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection; maintenance of streets and infrastructure; water; housing; economic development; transit; parking; recreation and parks.
The project includes communications on rebuilding and recovery, neighborhood leadership development, and ultimately Resilient Neighborhood organizations. Support the incubation of the concept to be implemented City-wide and build on the efforts of the City’s Office of Community Engagement. The establishment of Resilient Neighborhoods is an effective way to encourage and facilitate community involvement, and strengthen neighborhoods and as well as our relationships with our residents.


Website URL where information about the institution’s community partnerships to advance sustainability is available:
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