September 2016 Connections: Town & Gown Partnerships for Jesuit Schools
This month's issue of Connections features town and gown partnerships between six Jesuit institutions and their surrounding communities. All serve to enhance the schools' relationships with their local town or city, creating opportunities for mutual cooperation and collaboration.
Congress returns this week after a six-week hiatus. At stake is the need to resolve funding to combat the Zika virus and provide a resolution for all FY17 funding bills before the rapidly approaching end of the fiscal year on September 30th.
The Hamlin Park Initiative is a program developed by Canisius College to promote a stronger, safer and more beautiful residential neighborhood in the vicinity of the College in central Buffalo, NY.
Across Omaha, NE, Creighton University is making a positive impact through health partnerships, refugee settlement assistance and the new Creighton Global Initiative (CGI).
Under its current strategic plan, “Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane, and Sustainable World,” Loyola University Chicago is taking an even more active role in the neighborhoods surrounding its three Chicagoland campuses.
Located in the historic Avenues West neighborhood of Milwaukee, Marquette University sits within only a few square miles of some of the city’s other iconic brands and organizations that draw millions of visitors annually. While the businesses differ in the products and services they deliver, they all possess a deep love for Milwaukee and the West Side communities they call home — a home that needed to return to its former luster.
In late July, Regis University entered into a new partnership with the Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence in Colorado Springs to establish a 16,000 square-foot center that houses more than 30 organizations that support active-duty military and veterans.
AJCU Connections Archive
April 2016: Eco-Jesuit: Campus Responses to Laudato Si'
March 2016: The Jesuit Mission of Athletic Programs
February 2016: Diversity on Jesuit Campuses
January 2016: The Impact of STEM Programs on Jesuit Institutions
December 2015: Celebrating the Arts on Jesuit Campuses
November 2015: The Jesuit Mission of Graduate & Professional Programs
October 2015: 100th Anniversary of Alpha Sigma Nu
September 2015: The Impact of HEA Reauthorization on AJCU Campuses
May 2015: Fostering Vocations on Jesuit Campuses
April 2015: New International Collaborations Among Jesuit Institutions
March 2015: How Women Are Shaping Jesuit Institutions