Collaborations

From July 2020 through June 2021, the Center for Community Solutions responded to the following organizations' requests for assistance. We would like to thank these community partners for providing our students with the opportunity to expand their classroom experience and skills.

Organizations

  • A Child's Light
    Balanced Natural Skin Apothecary
    Chester County Association of Township Officials
    Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
    City of Coatesville
    Delco Property Investors
    Delicate Designs by Amanda
    Dynamic Home Therapy
    Friends Association
    Go Green Cleaning Experts
    Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce
    Middletown Library Campaign
    Mother Compost
    Natural Lands
    Spire Broadcast Talent
    United Way of Chester County
    West Chester Business Improvement District
    West Chester Cooperative
    West Chester Fire Department
    West Chester Green Team
    West Whiteland Township
    YMCA of Greater Brandywine

University Collaborations

The Center for Community Solutions collaborates with numerous departments and centers within the University toward such community collaboration and partnership, creating a network of mutually beneficial relationships in serving the community. The CCS team sincerely appreciates the collaboration of these entities in its mission to connect campus resources with community needs.

Twardowski Career Development Center

The Center for Community Solutions collaborates with the Twardowski Career Development Center to connect students with meaningful opportunities to develop as professionals. "As an office that manages external relationships with employers, the Twardowski Career Development Center values the relationship with the Center for Community Solutions," explained Jennifer Rossi Long, Senior Director of the Twardowski Career Development Center. "The ability to offer unique yet complementary solutions for employers looking to connect with students for meaningful projects and experiences is valuable. It's great to be able to seamlessly connect an employer with a variety of opportunities to engage the campus in partnership with the Center for Community Solutions."

Honors College

Honors College Assistant Director Dr. Gerardina Martin teaches the HON 311: Stewardship and Civic Engagement and HON 490: Capstone courses within the WCU Honors College, and collaborates with the Center for Community Solutions to connect students to these service and leadership opportunities. "At the core of both the personal missions [of the Center for Community Solutions and the Honors College] is student success, and we both believe collaborations and working together is the way to drive student success," Dr. Martin stated. "Our students only have four years to achieve their student learning outcomes and become part of the workforce. And they'll have their entire lives ahead of them to address the needs of the future and address positive social change needs in their communities. Experiencing community engagement projects, service-learning, and international travel help them realize they can be part of the solution for many local and global problems."

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