Welcome to Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Central Florida. The center links UCF resources with local initiatives to help strengthen communities in Central Florida. Our mission is to form long-term partnerships that improve the lives of children and families throughout the region.
We believe our approach is unique. We deliberately step out of the traditional roles universities often assume in university-community partnerships, namely, conducting research and placing student interns. The Center for Community Partnerships brings together the organizations and people who can really advance initiatives. In doing so, the center demonstrates the novel role of the university as a convener and facilitator in university-community partnerships.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the center’s goals, focus areas, current partnerships and partnership opportunities.
– Nancy Ellis, Ph.D., Director, Center for Community Partnerships
The Center for Community Partnerships hosted the second annual LEADS Youth Summit at UCF Monday, April 16 for student leaders from Evans High School • A Community Partnership School. The summit included a scavenger hunt, a Q&A session with UCF SGA representatives and a service-learning project with Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. Click the link to view photos from the service project here.