Office hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone number 262-595-3340
Located in Tallent Hall
UW-Parkside's Center for Community Partnerships mission is to: Educate and Engage individuals and organizations by offering professional development, personal enrichment, and community-based learning experiences through dynamic partnerships that address community priorities.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the University of Wisconsin-Extension established the Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) in 1997, and in doing so created a portal for connecting the resources of the university to the needs and priorities of the community. The CCP was formed with support from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Outreach Partnership Center grant and has been sustained thereafter by program revenues and support from UW-Parkside, UW-Extension, and local stakeholders. UW-Parkside, the CCP, and its staff have obtained numerous statewide and national accolades. In 2006, UW-Parkside was recognized among only 30 public postsecondary institutions in the country to achieve the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classification of "Community Engagement" in both categories of "Outreach and Partnerships" and "Curricular Engagement." In 2004, the Nonprofit Development Program (NPDP) was added to the array of successful program areas within the CCP.
1997 | University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the University of Wisconsin-Extension established the Center for Community Partnerships (CCP)
2002 | UW-Parkside became the original home of the Wisconsin Campus Compact, founded with leadership from the Center for Community Partnerships
2006-2014 | UW-Parkside received the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classification of “Community Engagement” in both categories of “Outreach and Partnerships” and “Curricular Engagement”
2006-2013 | The Center for Community Partnerships provided leadership in earning the university a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service National Honor Roll each year
2007-2011 | The Center for Community Partnerships received two federal grants totaling $2.5m, which provided free training, technical assistance, and financial assistance to over 90 community organizations
2009-2013 | The Center for Community Partnerships received an Office of Juvenile Delinquency Prevention grant totaling $500k for the Mentor Kenosha & Racine Partnership, which strengthened youth mentoring across the region
2004-2007 | The Center for Community Partnerships has received two Learn and Serve America sub-awards. In 2004-2007 for building social and economic capital and in 2010 for engaging students in STEM in community food issues
Since 2004 | The Center for Community Partnerships has hosted or sponsored 29 Americorps VISTA members