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
Urban Colleges Move Into K-12 Schools to Help Kids and Themselves — 7-30-17, The Wall Street Journal
Save the date of Nov. 9, 2017, for the 16th Annual Central Florida Community Partners Nonprofit Conference. The conference will take place from from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UCF Student Union. This year’s theme is “Advocacy in a Changing World.” Learn more and register at the link above.