Montana State University

CATS Program Website | wrtwc.org/partnerships/cats/ The Community-Engaged and Transformational Scholarship (CATS) initiative is an endeavor by Montana State University (MSU) to establish meaningful and large-scale partnerships with local communities through course-based project collaborations. Currently, CATS has initiated a 3-year partnership with the City of Bozeman, which began with three “pilot” projects during the 2018-2019 academic […]

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University of Washington

Livable City Year Website |www.washington.edu/livable-city-year Livable City Year (LCY) links University of Washington students and faculty with a Washington city or other regional government for an entire academic year, partnering to address the city’s sustainability and livability goals by engaging students and classes across the university. The program helps cities accomplish critical projects in an […]

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Smart Communities Initiative Website | sci.utk.edu The Smart Communities Initiative (SCI) is founded on the idea that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and state communities should work together to improve the health and vitality of their areas. Through the leveraging of interdisciplinary research and scholarship, community dialogue, human capacity, and innovation, SCI participants collaborate toward the […]

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University of Oregon

Sustainable City Year Program Website |sci.uoregon.edu/sustainable-city-year-program The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) harnesses the innovation and energy of University of Oregon students and faculty to provide ideas that will address critical projects, and support progressive and sustainable initiatives. This working relationship puts university talent to work to strengthen Oregon communities Our work addresses sustainability issues […]

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University of Minnesota

Resilient Communities Project Website |rcp.umn.edu The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is an award-winning, cross-disciplinary program at the University of Minnesota that supports one-year partnerships between the University and communities in Minnesota to advance local sustainability and resilience. Our mission is to connect communities with the students and faculty at a world-class teaching and research institution to Build local capacity around […]

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University of Maryland

Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability Website | umdsmartgrowth.org/programs/pals/ The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) is administered by the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). It is a campus-wide initiative that harnesses the expertise of UMD faculty and the energy and ingenuity of UMD students to […]

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Texas A&M University

Texas Target Communities Website | ttc.arch.tamu.edu The Texas Target Communities program (TTC) is a high-impact service learning and community outreach program at Texas A&M University. TTC has assisted over 50 under-served communities across Texas, invested 12,000 hours of student and faculty expertise per community, and connected communities to resources for assessing and leveraging community assets. […]

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Pennsylvania State University

Sustainable Communities Collaborative Website |sustainability.psu.edu/live/staff/sustainable-communities-collaborative The Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) connects university faculty, students, and staff with local communities to address sustainability challenges through an engaged, collaborative effort to meet the partnering community’s sustainability priorities. In 2017-18, five additional campuses (Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend, and Brandywine) have launched Sustainable Communities Collaborative initiatives, with further expansion […]

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Indiana University

Sustaining Hoosier Communities Website |rural.indiana.edu/impact/shc Indiana University’s Sustaining Hoosier Communities (SHC), an initiative of the Center for Rural Engagement forges partnerships between local communities and leaders and Indiana University’s faculty, staff, and students to enrich the health, prosperity, and vitality of our region. Through undergraduate and graduate courses—in disciplines including public health, information systems, public policy, arts […]

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