A partnership among Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Keystone College, King's College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Worthington Scranton, The Wright Center, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.


Higher Education

University Community Partnerships – Part 2

February 2007: University and community partnerships are essential components in creating a college town atmosphere. Many examples exist in the United States where Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and local communities have teamed up to advance opportunities for both entities and to address issues or collaborate for the good of both institutions. Such partnerships yield results, which benefit the IHEs as well as the local community. Phase II of this report examines the following:
                       1. Economic impact of six local IHEs on their communities
                       2. Current types of programs, including volunteerism, and partnerships between IHEs and the local community
                       3. Current outside funding used by each IHE in forming such partnerships
                       4. Potential state and federal funding available for community and school partnerships
                       5. Successful community university partnership case studies

University Community Partnerships – Part 1

June 2005: Institutions of Higher Education make strong anchors for communities. Partnerships between institutions and their host cities can lead to job creation, beautification, enhanced housing, increased tourism, and more.