Thursday, October 9, 2014

Impacting Communities through Strategic Partnerships: East Carolina University and Third Street Community Center

North Carolina Campus Compact sponsors 20 AmeriCorps VISTA projects throughout the state of to develop sustainable partnerships and programs between higher education institutions and community partners.

East Carolina University acts as host to one such partnership between its Volunteer and Service Learning Center (VSLC) and the newly established Third Street Community Center (TSCC), located in Greenville, North Carolina.

TSCC created this video to highlight its partnership with ECU. The piece includes interviews with TSCC's Executive Director, Walter Strathy; the VSLC's Associate Director, Nichelle Shuck; and the NC Campus Compact VISTA, Shifra Sered, who supported the partnership during the 2013-14 project year!

This partnership is now in its second year, and the current AmeriCorps VISTA member, Hannah Paek, is working to develop a neighborhood-wide collaborative of agencies that provide educational after-school programming, including TSCC. 

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