2010 Campus-Community Partnership Finalists
Michigan : Campus Compact
Grand Valley State University/Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Summer Literacy Center
The Grand Valley State University/Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Summer Literacy Center provides an opportunity for ELL learners (K-12 and adult) to engage in oral and written English literacy skills in a supportive environment. The partnership provides K-12 students from GLPS the opportunity to continue reading instruction during the summer, and graduate candidates a safe setting to further develop their professional skills and to implement knowledge gained in graduate classes with support from university faculty. This is a win-win for both the university and the school district as all members of the program are learning, growing and developing their literacy knowledge.
Michigan State University - Adolescent Diversion Project
Michigan State University's Adolescent Diversion Project was founded in 1976 through a collaborative agreement between the National Institute of Mental Health's Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency, the MSU Department of Psychology, and the Ingham County Juvenile Court, and was founded to create an alternative to juvenile court processing for juvenile offenders in Ingham County. The goals were to create a collaboration through which innovative educational experiences would be offered, best practice intervention practices employed, and sound scientific methodology used to address the pressing social issue of juvenile delinquency. The Project seeks to create a more effective alternative to the juvenile justice system through the use of highly trained and supervised mentors (MSU Undergraduate students), strengths based philosophies, and involving youth in their community.
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy - Home Medical Clinic
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy partners with Hope Medical Clinic, a free clinic, to assist the clinic in its mission to provide free adult and pediatric general and specialty medical care for the uninsured. The College encourages community service and facilitates student and faculty community involvement and relevant experience through placements at the clinic. The clinic gains excellent volunteers who not only help with day-to-day medication program support, but also contribute extensively to program development, volunteer training, and consultative support. The College of Pharmacy has seen significant gains through students' and faculty experiences working at Hope Clinic, particularly in the areas of understanding health disparities, meeting the needs of the community, and development of students' clinical skills and confidence.
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