Our community partners include a wide range of organizations, businesses, agencies, and funders. This list of partners represents those currently engaged with a program or project involving the center:
The Center for Community Engagement establishes and nurtures relationships with community partners to provide teaching and learning experiences for students. From public health practicums to business internships, the center connects university programs and departments with community organizations, businesses and institutions to offer practical, hands-on learning experiences.
Perimeter College nursing students volunteering at a free medical clinic in Clarkston, Ga., are participating in a new health literacy program being piloted by Georgia State University. Funded through a grant from State Farm and the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy, the “Teach Back” program is a way for patients to repeat to their health care providers what the patients understand they are hearing the providers say, making sure the directions are clear. The health literacy program hopes to bridge longstanding health disparities in the community, where research shows language and literacy barriers as a key obstacle to improved health outcomes. Read more.
Academic Community Engagement (ACE) at Perimeter College involves the intentional pairing of faculty and students with community members to collaboratively address community-identified needs. This process engages students in careful listening, critical reflection and the application of their academic knowledge and skills. ACE includes service-learning and community-based research but extends to other community-based learning opportunities that enhance student understanding of academic content and inspire civic responsibility.