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COMMUNITY

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Definitions

Community is defined by location – from Newark, to Sussex County, to New Orleans , to Cameroon– The University of Delaware community extends its reach near and far.


Benefits

As members of a global community, university students, faculty, and community partners form alliances in response to social, educational, and cultural problems. Together, partners co-create projects that are beneficial to the university and to the community. Through community service/volunteerism, students spend many hours serving in the community. (link to volunteer page) While participating in service learning experience students , faculty, and community partners gain an opportunity to learn and apply coursework in a real-world setting. (link to service learning page) With community based research, a unique partnership is formed with expert community partners and established researchers, as they focus on solutions to specific community needs. (link to community based research page) In volunteering, service learning, and community based research, there is a reciprocal relationship of sharing (resources, time, expertise) with a caring heart.

How to establish a service learning or community based research partnership.

If you are interested in partnering with a class or researcher, please submit the attached form either by email to serra@udel.edu (download Microsoft Word document) or by fax at 302-831-3698 (download pdf).

Links to websites of partners:

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

Boys and Girls Club

Indigenous Pitch

ArtsBridge America

Chester Community Charter School

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Early Learning Center

West End Neighborhood House

Delaware Humane Association

Center for Relational Living

Habitat for Humanity

Homeward Bound

Trustees of Color

Delaware Arts Alliance

Cecil County Department of Social Services

Junior Achievement

Neighborhood House

Delaware SPCA

Claymore Senior Center

Girls Inc.