Who can be a community partner?

SL1.jpgCommunity partners can be non-profit agencies, educational institutions, or for-profit agencies with a primary purpose of providing a public service.

To learn more, please complete our Community Partner Interest Form at the bottom of this page. 

Why partner with Walsh University?

  • Raises awareness about your organization's mission, needs, and population served
  • Provides you with a connection to the university
  • Identifies prospective employees or volunteers

Role of the Community Partner

  • Create an environment conducive to learning
  • Orientate and train the students regarding the work that they will be doing
  • Serve as partner and co-educator to the students
  • Provide honest and timely communication with the faculty member
  • Provide honest and timely feedback to students regarding their work

Types of Partnerships

  • Sustained Direct Service Learning - Walsh students visit the partner site regularly throughout the semester and engage in service projects in which they directly work with a partner’s constituents.
  • Community-Based Research or Project - Walsh students offer their skills through a service-learning course by providing qualitative research, statistical analyses, or quantitative data collection on a topic chosen by the partner, or by completing a project (such as website development, online volunteer management system, community garden creation, marketing strategies, etc.)
  • One-Time Project-Based Service Learning - Groups or classes of Walsh students dedicate a few hours of support to a community partner in a one-time service project related to their course and in which students work alongside partner staff and constituents.

If you are interested in partnering with Walsh University’s Office of Service-Learning, please submit the form below or email tklimek@walsh.edu.