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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University of Colorado Denver

CityCenter Website | https://www1.ucdenver.edu/centers/city-center The CityCenter (formally known as the Hometown Colorado Initiative (HCI)) provides campus-wide community engagement for primarily graduate-level students in multiple disciplines. Currently housed within CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning, HCI builds upon an existing effort at the Colorado Center for Community Development to provide students with real world experience. […]

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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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San Diego State University

The Sage Project Website | sage.sdsu.edu Sage is a program within the Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University with a simple goal: sustainable learning through community-based projects. Sage partners with local communities in the Southern California region, which can be a local, county or state government, a non-profit organization, or other local agencies. Projects generated by the […]

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California State University, Fresno

Sustainable Parks and Recreation Community Initiative Website |fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/community-engagement/sparci.html The SPARCI (Sustainable Parks and Recreation Community Initiative) Project is a partnership between Fresno State’s Department of Recreation Administration and parks, recreation, conservation, and non-profit agencies in the San Joaquin Valley. SPARCI engages the broader university community in idea generation, community engagement and problem solving. When accepted into the […]

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Augustana College

Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative Website | www.augustana.edu/academics/core/upper-mississippi-center The Sustainable Working Land Initiative (SWLI) is the centerpiece of the Upper Mississippi Center’s (UMC) efforts to build learning partnerships that enhance the value of a liberal arts education by solving challenges facing communities. The model is a one- or two-year partnership between Augustana and a city/county partner, matching […]

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Arizona State University

Project Cities Website | projectcities.asu.edu Project Cities is a university-community partnership. Through the program, sustainability faculty and students pair with a city to co-create strategies for better environmental, economic and social balance in the places we live. Students from multiple disciplines research difficult problems chosen by the city and propose innovative sustainability solutions that enable the […]

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