Community Partners and CPS
Community partnerships are at the core of CPS programs. We believe thatpartnerships should be mutually beneficial. Community partners play a significant role in the education of our students by providing opportunities to learn and guiding students through the exploration of social justice, course concepts, and personal and professional development.
CPS works with over 30 agencies and organizations to meet community needs. Our partners include agencies and organizations working with youth, homelessness, hunger, poverty, Latino migrant farm workers, technology, literacy, elderly, environmental justice, food security, community development, etc.
Becoming a Community Partner:
CPS is continuously looking for new partnerships that will be beneficial to all involved. Community Partners are active with students and/or faculty for service-learning course.
Partnerships with CPS and Student Program Coordinators:
To explore the possibility of becoming a Community Partner, contact Kim Davidson,interim Director of CPS. Read about specific responsibilities of a Community Partner.
Partnerships with Faculty
If you are interested in working in conjunction with faculty on a Service-Learning class or community based research, explore the Community Partner Handbook. It is a resource for planning and implementing a Service-Learning initiative which provides an introduction to Service-Learning, suggestions for initiative development,other resources available to community partners, as well as appendices of useful Service-Learning information.
Partnerships with Community Work Study
The Community Service component of the Federal Community Work-Study program enables eligible students to work part-time during the academic year in community-based positions that are paid, in part, by federal funds. Community agencies must provide the remainder of the students' salaries.
CPS partners with the LIU #12 Migrant Education Program to offer after-school tutoring for high school students. The video shares the impact of the collaboration.
Center for Public Service Resource Library
Stop by and check out our collection of service-learning print resources, including journals, reports and books. Your welcome to peruse them in our comfortable chairs or take them with you for further research.
Community Partner Workshops
Throughout the year CPS will host workshops on topics focused for community agencies.
For a comprehensive list of resources available (including websites, services offered by the Center for Public Service, and more), see the Gettysburg College Community Partner Handbook.