For Community Organizations
UC Santa Cruz has a range of resources potential partners may find valuable as they work to make their communities more just, vibrant, sustainable, and welcoming. With faculty expertise across a broad range of issues and processes, a diverse student body seeking practical experience and real-world learning opportunities, and the organizational and networking infrastructure of a major public university, UCSC can be a powerful collaborator in the work of making change.
Campus + Community takes a critical community-engaged approach to partnerships, which emphasizes collaborating with community organizations or members to co-create knowledge through mutually beneficial activities. This approach is meant to further the needs, goals and aspirations of local communities, and center their voices, ways of knowing, and expertise in every aspect of the project, from inception to dissemination.
If you are interested in partnering with UCSC researchers, students, or staff, check out the resources below.
Agreements Between Organizations
Sample partnership agreement
Sample data sharing agreement
Creating Partnerships for Community-Engaged Research and Learning
University of Michigan’s Ginsburg Center’s campus-community partnerships toolkit
Chicago Beyond’s Why am I always being researched? A guidebook for community organizations, researchers, and funders to help us get from insufficient understanding to more authentic truth.
Engage Students Service Learning Methodology Toolkit
Best Practices for Creating Long-Term Partnerships
London & Claassen article (open access): Playing for Keeps: A Long-Term Community-Engaged Research Partnership to Support Safe and Healthy Elementary School Recess
Community Power Building and Organizing Resources
Willful Defiance tells the story of how Black and Brown parents and students organized to dismantle the school–to–prison pipeline in their local schools and built a movement that spread across the country.
Collective impact is a network of community members, organizations, and institutions who advance equity by learning together, aligning, and integrating their actions to achieve population and systems level change. The Stanford Social Innovation Review reflects on a decade of collective impact.
What is the Institutional Review Board and why do researchers need its approval?
The American Psychological Association’s fact sheet on IRBs
UCSC’s IRB information