Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.76
Liaison Jonathan Ehrlich
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2019

STARS v2.2

United World College-USA
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Todd Austin
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives
President's Office
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Crop Hunger Walks

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-related

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:

For approximately 30 years, UWC-USA has played host to the annual Las Vegas Crop Hunger Walk. This year (2019) over 210 people from UWC and the Las Vegas community walked together to raise funds to help address hunger and povery in Las Vegas and elsewhere. Walk participants are provided with the option of an easy one-mile or more strenuous three-mile route. On the more strenuous option, UWC-USA wilderness leaders are stationed along the route at trail junctions to make sure people stay on the course, as well as to provide snacks and water if needed.(https://www.crophungerwalk.org/lasvegasnm)


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
Hermits Peak Watershed Alliance

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 Hermits Peak Watershed Alliance is a local non-profit whose mission is "to protect and restore the ecological heritage of watersheds in the Hermit's Peak region through ecological restoration, environmental education and community action." Ben Gillock, the UWC-USA Environmental Systems & Societies teacher is President of the board and students have been involved in various restoration activities with other local community members. UWC-USA officially supports these activities by providing student labor, transportation, lunch for volunteers, and tools. (http://hermitspeakwatersheds.org)


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
El Valle Women’s Collaborative/Bueno Para Todos

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):

UWC has worked with EL Valle Women's Collaborative both through Project Week and its Constructive Engagement with Conflict Program since 2017. El Valle Women's Collaborative is farming cooperative located in Villanueva, which is located about 50 miles from the College. The organization is dedicated to promoting local agriculture, using traditional & organic practices. A group of UWC students and staff volunteer with the organization once a month, travelling to the site either as a day trip or overnight trip. Activities have included stacking wood, creating and preparing raised beds, planting new crops, raising the roof of a new hoop house, producing medicine from local plants. (https://www.facebook.com/pg/BuenoParaTodosCooperative/about/?ref=page_internal)


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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