Community Partners to be Recognized at 4th Partnership Symposium

Office of Communications | April 06, 2015
Community Partners to be Recognized at 4th Partnership Symposium

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UMass Boston Hosting Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium on April 8

UMass Boston will showcase the bonds between the university and its more than 1,700 community partners at Wednesday’s 4th Annual Community-Engaged Partnerships Symposium.

“Community partners hold knowledge that can only manifest itself through the daily interactions of their settings and disciplines,” said Luciano Ramos, director of UMass Boston’s Office of Community Partnerships. “At the same time, our students, faculty, and staff bring their own experiences and expertise. Together is the only way we will be able to make a permanent impact.”

This year’s symposium will include a speaking program and videos highlighting the community partners who played a role in three awards UMass Boston received last year: the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, the APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Talent Award, and the AASCU Excellence and Innovation Award for Regional and Economic Development. The Partner Appreciation Celebration, which starts at 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, will be followed by an e-poster session featuring impactful community partnerships at 11:30. Lunch will be provided. To register, go to the Office of Community Partnerships’ website.

The symposium is collaborative effort between UMass Boston’s Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Division of Government Relations and Public Affairs.

About UMass Boston
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