Community Partners

Our many community partners are at the heart of our work. They include agencies, schools, and parishes. They provide students, in connection with their SCU coursework, the opportunity to contribute to partners’ work in the community and to interact face-to-face with their clients so as to learn from the unique challenges they encounter. This beneficial partnership between the University and our community partners places the concern for justice firmly within the University’s curriculum.

Resources

We have a downloadable handbook available for partners.

Current Partners

Since its inception in 1986, our partnerships have grown from eight community organizations involving fewer than 100 students in 10 academic courses to almost 60 community partners throughout Santa Clara County who receive nearly 1,200 students each year who learn with them through community engagement. Read about our current community partners by clicking on the links below.

A
Alma Senior Center
Alternative Education Program
Alzheimer's Activity Center

B
Bellarmine College Prep
Breakthrough Silicon Valley
Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG)
Buchser Middle School
BUILD

C
Cabrillo Middle School
Capernaum Project
Casa de Clara
CET Immigration & Citizenship Program
CET Sobrato Vocational Training Center
Children, Youth & Family Dev - Catholic Charities
Community Law Center
Community United

D
Day Worker Center, Mountain View
Downtown College Prep "DCP" The Alameda

E
Escuela Popular
ESL at Santa Clara Adult Ed
Estrella Family Services

F
Focus for Work - Catholic Charities

G
Gardner Community Center
GED at Santa Clara Adult Ed
Georgia Travis/Commercial Street Inn
Grace Community Center
Grail Family Services

H
The Health Trust
HOPE Services

I
Immigrant Relations & Integration Services
Independence Network

J
John XXIII Multi-Service Center - Catholic Charities
Julian Street Inn

M
Martha's Kitchen
Mayfair Community Center
Mission Skilled Nursing Facility
Morgan Autism Center

N
Nativity Schools of San Jose

O
Ocala Middle School
Overfelt High School

P
Project Access

R
Refugee Services - Catholic Charities
Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary School

S
Sacred Heart Community Service
Sacred Heart Education Center
San Jose Day Nursery
Santa Clara High School
Scott Lane Elementary
Skills Plus
Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult Education

T
Teatro Corazon

W
Washington Elementary School
Wilcox High School
Worker Center

Y
Yu-Ai Kai

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