The Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) seeks to identify, strengthen, and support the creation of collaborative community partnerships that advance our mission as Boston's public research university.
Our strategies include:
- Gateway for Partnerships – Serving as a connector and front door for campus and community stakeholders to strengthen existing or create new partnerships, OCP focuses on facilitating long-term, deep, strategic partnerships that go beyond one-time opportunities.
- Harnessing Campus Capacity for Impact – Leveraging the strength of our campus community members by bolstering community-engaged work in the areas of teaching, research, service and leadership; enhancing community impact by fostering collective approaches that are holistic, constructive, and transformative; convening to encourage coordination.
- Elevating University-Community Projects – Highlighting partnerships and celebrating community-empowered projects that demonstrate relevance and impact, are defined by the core principles of reciprocity and equity, and are making significant contributions at the local level and beyond.
- Resource Hub on Partnerships – Gathering, organizing, and analyzing information on UMass Boston partnerships in order to better understand and help align efforts for long-term and sustainable community-university impacts; creating resources for campus and community members on high quality partnerships.