For Community Members

​Building Community Partnerships-

Principles of Good Partnerships (from "Principles of Good Community Campus Partnerships," developed by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), San Francisco, CA)

  1. Partners have agreed upon mission, values, goals and measurable outcomes for the partnership
  2. The relationship between partners is characterized by mutual trust, respect, genuineness and commitment
  3. The partnership builds upon identified strengths and assets, but also addresses areas that need improvement
  4. The partnership balances power among partners and enable resources among partners to be shared
  5. There is a clear, open and accessible communication between partners, making it an ongoing priority to listen to each need, develop a common language, and validate/clarify the meaning of terms
  6. Roles, norms and processes for the partnership are established with the input and agreement of all partners
  7. There is feedback to, among, and from all stakeholders in the partnership, with the goal of continuously improving the partnership and its outcomes
  8. Partners share the credit for the partnership's accomplishments
  9. Partnerships take time to develop and evolve over time

​An interactive mapping site of public institutions, non-profits, and businesses has been developed to help students and faculty identify community partners for their academic and co-curricular engagements.  The site was jointly developed by CLI, Trinfo.Cafe, Office of Community Relations, and the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement.

Community Partners Events-

Community Partners are invited and encouraged to attend events on campus. The CLI Research Fellows Project Presentations include community partners which have hosted research projects. Each spring, we sponsor an appreciation event in recognition of the valuable contributions of community partners to CLI courses throughout the year.