Community Partners

At the CCE, we strive to develop truly collaborative partnerships. As we connect students with community partners, we work to develop opportunities that are mutually beneficial to both students and the community.

We value the knowledge, resources and time our partners share with our students, and we see our partners as co-educators of students. We value the time and energy our partners dedicate to working with Stetson students and hope that the work of students will be of benefit to your organization.

View our full list of community partners on HatterSync: https://orgsync.com/272/community/opportunities/partners

Resources for Community Partners

Global Citizenship Fair

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The Global Citizenship Fair is co-hosted by the Center for Community Engagement, WORLD: International Learning, and the Office of Career and Professional Development. It is an opportunity for students to learn more about study abroad programs, internships with non-profit agencies and volunteer opportunities with local community partners.

Look out for more information on the the Fall Global Citizenship Fair in September

Look out for more information on the Spring Global Citizenship Fair in January.

Internships

The CCE works closely with the Office of Career and Professional Development to establish and support non-profit internships for Stetson Students. Visit the “Employers” section of stetson.edu/career to learn more about how to start an internship and internship posting policies.

Intern vs. Volunteer: Know the Difference!

Internships

Volunteerism

  • Focus of Effort: Learning; practicing skills for future career/work in a specific field
  • Time Commitment: 10-20 hours/week (paid or unpaid)
  • Supervision: Supervised by an “expert” in the agency; graded by supervising professor in sponsoring academic department
  • Focus of Effort: Service; meeting identified agency or community needs; any work may be done, as long as it helps someone
  • Time Commitment: Varies according to desires of volunteer and needs of agency
  • Supervision: By agency personnel; no grade given.

 

Non-Profit Leadership Summit

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  • Keynote Address: We will have a speaker present for an all group session to talk about an issue prominent to Volusia and Flagler Counties and/or non-profit management.
  • Workshops: 3-4 breakout sessions where you can learn about of variety of topics facilitated by Stetson staff, faculty, community members and fellow community partners. Topics can included internships, social media, data assessment, grant writing, program management.
    • Get Involved: We encourage you to submit a workshop proposal to facilitate at the summit
    • Networking: We will provide the food for a networking lunch and activities to get to know other community partners and Stetson faculty, staff, and students.

Save the date: July 20, 2016 (registration will open in June).

Greenfeather

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Greenfeather is one of Stetson’s longest and deepest traditions, establish in 1952 as an autumn charity carnival. Greenfeather has grown immensely since its debut, going into its 64th year, Greenfeather is now fully embedded into Stetson Homecoming transforming it into a weeklong event encompassing more fundraisers and community service opportunities that showcases Stetson’s commitment to philanthropy. Learn more about the Greenfeather tradition here.

In the past, Greenfeather encouraged the Stetson community to raise enough money for 10 selected nonprofit organizations in Volusia/Flagler counties to receive a $1,000 grant. Now, a committee composed of students and staff selects one non-profit organization to receive a $10,000 grant for a capacity building project. The change allows the grant to make a larger impact with the selected recipient and gives the recipient an opportunity to be highlighted throughout the Homecoming/Greenfeather festivities.

Past Recipients:

Click here to see a sample of the Greenfeather Grant Application

Community Engagement Recognition & Celebration

At the end of the academic year we host a luncheon at the Chisholm Community Center recognizing extraordinary accomplishments that Community Partners, Students, Faculty and Staff have done throughout the year.

  • Community Partner of the Year
  • New Community Partner of the Year
  • Extraordinary Act of Service Award (Program/Student)
  • Volunteer of the Year (Student)
  • Excellence in Community-Engaged Learning (Faculty)
  • Giving Tree Award (Staff)

You may submit nominations through this link.

Become a Community Partner Here

 For more information contact Veronica Hernandez, Community Partnership Coordinator at veronicahernandez@stetson.edu