Community Partner Resources
AuburnServes is a web-based network designed to network community partners with faculty in service learning courses or with students, either for classes, organizations or individual service interests. The network provides general communications for community partners to publicize upcoming service opportunities and calls for volunteers. The networking system is supported by Service Learning Pro, which allows community partners, faculty and students to register online, create organizational, course or personal profiles, and document service participation. AuburnServes is also on Facebook.
- Contains directory of more than 140 community partners and campus engagement projects.
Annual Community Partner Development Programs
Community partners may participate in several campus expositions and programs designed to promote services and afford opportunities to network with students and faculty on campus.
- one Volunteer Fair per semester.
- two Lunch and Learn Community Partner Sessions per semester.
Examples of Ongoing, Joint Programming with Area Community Partners
- House United: a joint-build project with Habitat for Humanity and the University of Alabama.
- Campus Kitchens: food preparation and distribution service.
- Blessings in a Backpack: partner with local school systems and the Dufner Foundation to help feed more than 700 students per week.
Examples of National and Regional Partnerships
- Campus Compact: includes Service Learning resources, a course syllabi library, tools and contacts.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of college and university presidents (and the 6 million students they represent) who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education. Campus Compact promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum.
- Alabama Poverty Project: a state-wide network promoting engagement for poverty related issues.
The Alabama Poverty Project (APP) mobilizes Alabamians to eliminate poverty through strategic partnerships with higher education institutions, community partners, and policymakers. APP provides a wide range of services, including professional development opportunities, on-site presentations, and information services in response to requests from members and community partners.
Last Updated: May 5, 2014