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Partners and Partnerships

ArtVan Partners

We partner with multiple organizations to ensure that our work connects to genuine community needs and contributes to sustainable change. These partnerships are symbiotic relationships that serve both the community and student learning. Partners view themselves as co-educators — they're exposing our students to challenges, showing them solutions, and preparing them for lives of public engagement. Our students and faculty members are able to offer partners not only impressive numbers of enthusiastic volunteers and many hours of problem solving, but also expertise in complex research methods and analysis. When the college community and local organizations each bring their strengths to the table, our students receive the privilege of engaging deeply with experts in the field — and in the end, the greater community benefits from coordination and collaboration.