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Community Partner Seminar

The Community Partner Service-Learning Seminar welcomes nonprofit staff interested in fostering sustainable reciprocal service-learning partnerships with USF faculty and students.

Participants attend five sessions designed to define and distinguish service-learning’s role in the organization, provide support for building and maintaining faculty partnerships, create templates and systems for managing students, and share tools for enhancing student learning and reflection.  Throughout the seminar series, community partners develop processes and resources to enhance the benefits of service-learning to their organization.  Community Partner Service-Learning Seminars are offered twice a year.  Participants receive a stipend upon completion of the seminar.

Partnership Assistance

The McCarthy Center serves as a liaison between faculty and community partners, helping to cultivate relationships in which course objective and organizational goals are reciprocally met. Our staff regularly visit community organizations to learn about their work, and host networking events in which relevant faculty and nonprofit staff can explore mutual interests and potential partnerships.  We also offer consultations in which we work with partners to develop service project ideas and identify compatible USF courses, problem-solving knowledge, and faculty-student advocating.

For more information, please contact Fernando Enciso-Márquez at (415) 422-2033 or fjencisomarquez@usfca.edu.