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NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR 18-19: COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERS ACADEMY
The ECU Community University Partners Academy (CUPA) is a new endeavor that will aide community organizations in accessing university-based resources, making data-informed decisions, and generating projects that connect community-based student learning with faculty research. Up to 10 community partners will be selected for this inaugural program sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement and Research and the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement.CUPA participants will discuss community issues, create connections with university faculty, identify how research can assist with problem solving, develop leadership skills, and gain a better understanding of university process and policies.The Academy will be conducted in May and June through four on-campus workshops held on May 16, May 30, June 13, and June 27 between 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. Complete the application here.
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-328-9480.
The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement is always looking for new community partners whose organizational mission is consistent with East Carolina University and with whom ECU students and faculty can collaborate through service-learning and volunteerism. Current research has documented numerous benefits for organizations that partner with university-based experiential learning programs:
Community engagement also benefits students in numerous ways, enhancing their academic learning and understanding of subject matter with "real world" experiences, deepening their sense of personal efficacy and identity, and cultivating important critical thinking, moral reasoning, and citizenship skills.
ESTABLISHING A PARTNERSHIP WITH ECU THROUGH THE CLCE
Agencies interested in collaborating with the CLCE as community partners should follow the following procedure: