Partnership activities can take many forms and intensities. They can range from one-time special events to ongoing, fully integrated initiatives. Activities can address primary or secondary needs directly or indirectly and can be specific or holistic in nature. Some activities are tied to dedicated funding sources with pre-defined objectives while others are unfunded and organically developed. The most effective partnerships build on existing resources and are closely tied to stakeholder interests and responsibilities. However, partnerships can also serve as an impetus for securing additional funding as well as creating new programs and infrastructure within the stakeholder institutions.
The following pages are designed to help facilitate and support campus-community partnerships at UMass Boston and beyond. Please visit the "References, Research, and Additional Reading" section of this website located under the "Recognition, Funding, Partnership, and More" link to the left of this page for a listing of helpful resources that are contributing to our efforts at UMass Boston and the greater field of university-community partnerships.