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Community Partnerships

  • Santa Clara University encourages students to pursue a wholesome education and faculty to engage students in their work both inside and outside of class. Santa Clara adjunct faculty, Bob Schaffer, selected college students to work with younger financially in-need students at his program Elevate, which was created to bridge the achievement gap for students who are financially disadvantaged. SCU participants found the hands-on experience very impactful and rewarding as they applied their education to helping younger students.

  • Santa Clara University is deeply committed to building positive relationships with its neighbors and working in partnership with communities on projects that yield mutually beneficial outcomes A Thriving Neighbors Initiative workshop facilitated by Associate Professor of English Juan Velasco sparked an interest in writing that is helping a group of mothers in the Greater Washington neighborhood of San Jose to connect with their community and be “authors of their own lives.”