WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY BRIDGE INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM!
The Community Bridge Initiative (CBI), offered through the USU Center for Community Engagement (CCE), is a model for building reciprocal campus-community partnerships. The model enables students to utilize knowledge obtained in the classroom to tackle real-world problems identified by the community. Courses are matched with community-identified projects, and students work with community leaders to define meaningful solutions, develop action plans, and implement projects directly relevant to their course curriculum. As a result, students are given greater depth to their course content and come away with the experience of addressing locally relevant issues. Through this partnership model, we hope to bridge the gap between campus and community to create a healthier, safer, and more sustainable future for us all.
By becoming an official CBI Partner, the USU CCE can work to leverage university resources to address community needs defined by you. Community partners act as co-educators in Community-Engaged Learning courses, assisting in orientation to the community project, teaching professional development skills, and helping foster a commitment to civic engagement. To become an official CBI partner, organizations must register with the CCE and complete a simple MOU.
Becoming a registered CBI partner signifies that your organization offers high-quality community engagement opportunities to students. USU students and professors know that your organization offers a safe environment at which to volunteer and that your mission and core values align with CCE's learning objectives.
To learn more about the Community Bridge Initiative reciprocal partnership program and opportunities to become a registered community partner, please contact the Center for Community Engagement email@example.com or call 435.797.9681
We value each of our community partners and are excited to continue building and deepening relationships within the community.