Campus-Community Partnerships

Resources Description
Checkoway, B. (1996). Combining service and learning on campus and in the community. Phi Delta Kappan, 77(9), 600-602.  
Jacoby, B. (2003). Building partnerships for service-learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.  
Sandy, M., & Holland, B. A. (2006). Different worlds and common ground: Community partner perspectives on campus-community partnerships.Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 13(1), 30.  
Scheibel, J., Bowley, E. M., & Jones, S. (2005). The promise of partnerships: Tapping into the college as a community asset. Providence, RI: Campus Compact. This book is basic guide for how community organizations can build relationships with institutions of higher education. The first section of this book explores the benefits and challenges of forming campus partnerships; the planning process; and how to decipher campus organization to be able to network appropriately. The second section provides models of different projects and best practices to form working relationships with the university. The last section is advice on how to form long-standing partnerships including how to assess the quality and effectiveness of partnerships.
Stoeker, R. & Tryon, E. (2009). The unheard voices: Community organizations and service learning. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. This book is one of the few resources that focues on the community voice. It explores problems with service-learning relationships, the motivations that drive community organizations to participate in service learning, and the management of service learners, among other topics. Based on responses from sixty-seven interviews with staff of community organizations, there is an in-depth study of the benefits and challenges of service-learning partnerships.
Torres, J., & Schaffer, J. (2000). Benchmarks for campus/community partnerships. Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit. Providence, RI: Campus Compact: 101-103. This text briefly outlines eight essential features of campus/community partnerships for colleges and universities. They are grouped in three stages: 1. Designing partnerships based on values of sharing and reciprocity, 2. Building collaborative work relationships among partners., 3. Sustaining relationships.
Sandy, Marie. "Community voices: A California campus compact study on partnerships." (2007).