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Community Partnerships

At William & Mary, community engagement is collective action that occurs in partnerships between campus and community members. It is sustained, purposeful, and advances community-driven positive change. Community engagement develops active and educated campus and community members, and enriches excellence in scholarship, teaching, and learning.

Whether you are a student, faculty member, or community organization, we are here to support you.

  • For students who are looking to connect with a local community organization, visit GivePulse, our platform for community engagement, and subscribe to our weekly community opportunities newsletter.
  • For faculty who would like to integrate community-based learning, please view the information for faculty.
  • For community organizations looking to connect with William & Mary students, please view the information for our community partners

Community partnerships involve sharing resources and knowledge so that all parties are changed in their work toward a more just and sustainable community. Partnerships have varying depths and time frames, and successful partnerships are characterized by closeness, equity, integrity and reciprocity (Bringle, Clayton, & Price, 2009).