May 29, 2007

Case is building a dynamic community one partnership at a time


Did you know that Case Western Reserve University has nearly 600 local, regional, national and international community partnerships?

Did you know that Case Western Reserve University administers more than 500 signature community programs year-round primarily in the areas of K-12 education and health?

Did you know that the Cleveland Municipal School District is the university's number one community partner?

Did you know that our K-12 community outreach programs affect nine local school districts?

Interested persons can learn more about the ways in which the university engages with the community courtesy of the Center for Community Partnerships.

The campus and community now has access to a Community Outreach Web site that identifies all of the university's community partners and programs that are governed by all eight schools, key campus centers and student organizations.

"We are excited to share such important information with the campus and friends of the university as it will serve as an excellent educational tool for all to learn how we are engaged in serving the community at large," says Latisha James, director for the Center for Community Partnerships.

"This Web site reflects the value the university places toward improving the quality of life for others beyond our campus borders. It demonstrates the wealth of resources and services extended to our vast list of community partners that we've established all over the world."

Visitors to the site will have the ability to learn more about:

  • The types of community programs the university coordinates each year;
  • Who the community partners are and programs established with each;
  • A description of the program and university contact person or department;
  • Quantifiable information about the university's involvement and impact in the community:

The Web site is the first step in identifying and consolidating the university's vast and varied involvement in the community. The site will continue to evolve and improve. The Center for Community Partnerships plans to update the site twice a year, in January and June. If a school, center or campus organization has a program that is not yet included on the Web site, partners can submit the information electronically to the Center for Community Partnerships and include the following information:

  • The name of the program
  • A one-paragraph description of the program
  • The name(s) of the university contact person, include e-mail address and phone number
  • A complete list of all community partners who benefit from of the program

University members will be able to download a standard PowerPoint presentation and talking points for presentations about the university's involvement in the community. In partnership with the university's Office of Marketing and Communications, the Center for Community Partnerships is developing printed materials that will showcase signature community programs administered every year by all eight schools and key centers. These items will be available to the campus by July 1.

To learn more, get in touch with Latisha James, director, Center for Community Partnerships at (216) 368-3909 or via e-mail at

For more information contact Marsha Bragg, 216.368.6949.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, May 29, 2007 11:40 AM | News Topics: Campus Life, Cleveland, Community Outreach, HeadlinesMain

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