WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES
Fill out our introduction form with your organization’s information and partnership ideas.
The Power of Community Partnerships
Four years ago, a group of 40 high school seniors from low-income backgrounds received the State Farm Scholarship at Georgia State’s Perimeter College. For many, it was the only way they could go to college. Now, they’re earning degrees at remarkably high rates, demonstrating that, with the right supports, all students can graduate.
– Dan Krause, senior vice president of State Farm, shared our story at Tech Transfer Central’s University-Industry Engagement Week.
THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TEAM
Working with faculty, staff and community partners, the Perimeter College Community Partnership team helps achieve your business, school or community organization’s goals through key programs and initiatives.
We build meaningful, strategic collaborations across the diverse communities we serve. One way we accomplish these goals is by creating on-campus experiences. Our Cradle to College program develops learning opportunities such as field trips and instructor talks for elementary and middle school students to encourage them to think about college after high school. These events are structured to reflect our research about how early exposure to higher education influences academic success and supports the advancement of our communities within our kindergarten through 12th-grade schools. There are so many more possibilities to build new programs, and we need you to introduce us to your organization and ideas about partnership.
Karen Wheel Carter
Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives
We develop customized workforce programs and connect with corporate partners to identify critical skills, knowledge and credentials for careers in high-demand fields. These programs provide our students a path to a sustainable livelihood while also meeting the critical needs of employers by working with chambers of commerce, corporations and businesses. On the Alpharetta Campus, science labs train students to meet industry standards and support the area’s workforce. This is just one of five campuses capable of offering solutions to our community’s workforce needs. We can also develop programs for online development. Connect with us below and share your ideas.
Associate Dean, External Affairs and Workforce Development
We nurture a culture of giving that advances student success, faculty growth and college expansion by connecting donors to programs and projects that are mutually beneficial to both the donor and the College. Our Perimeter Student Ambassadors, a diverse student team, serves as the Dean’s student hosts and goodwill ambassadors for community events while obtaining valuable leadership and networking experiences.
Sr. Director, Development
and Workforce Development
Karen Wheel Carter
Marketing Communications and Public Relations