Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.95
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2013
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University of Richmond
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sylvia Gale
Associate Director
Bonner Center for Civic Engagement
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Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:
Bonner Scholars, students who receive a scholarship in exchange for serving weekly for 3.5 years with one local organization, work regularly with the James River Park system. Other UR students have been instrumental in starting and sustaining community gardens for various partner organizations, including several that are part of Build It, the University’s holistic, neighborhood-focused engagement initiative. Students working at the North Richmond YMCA, for example, serve in the Flatiron Garden and Kitchen program, where they work with elementary school children on a curriculum designed to introduce concepts about fitness, biology, horticulture, and nutrition. UR students lead the children in fitness exercises, read them books, lead them in cooking and preparing healthy meals, and plant and tend the YMCA's vegetable and herb garden.

The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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