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Community Partnership Assistance

One of the pivotal ways the Center is able to help develop faculty-community partnerships is by participating in community meetings throughout the Hill District and Hazelwood. Faculty wanting to develop community partnerships are encouraged to attend.  Please contact the Center for the schedule of upcoming meetings.

If you need more specialized assistance, the Center will work with you to create a partnership process that is suitable to your needs. The Center maintains contact with more than 200 nonprofit agencies and continually initiates new relationships. The Center also works collaboratively with Spiritan Campus Ministry and the Duquesne University Volunteers Office (DUV) to tap other existing partnerships. 

  1. Enlist the help of the Center by making an appointment with Dr. Jessica Mann, Director of the Center for CETR.
  2. Bring a copy of your course syllabus or general learning goals for your students.
  3. The Center staff will discuss how to access possible community partners that are appropriate for your course learning goals and content.
  4. The Center staff will initiate contact with a range of community agencies to describe the desired student learning experience, to learn about how students might meet agency needs, and to determine if the agency is interested in partnering.