Improving Communities Through Unleashing University Talent: EPIC-N’s 6th Annual Sustainable City Year Conference
SCI’s Sustainable City Year Program model has been called “perhaps the most comprehensive effort by a U.S. university to infuse sustainability into its curricula and community outreach” (NY Times) and “one of higher education’s most successful and comprehensive service learning programs” (Chronicle of Higher Education) and the 6th Annual Sustainable City Year Conference is the best opportunity for other universities and communities to learn how to adopt and adapt this massively-scaled university-community partnership program.
Registration is open now for the March 20-22 Conference, hosted by Texas A&M this year. Through this annual conference and selective site visits, 26 other universities are now implementing their own version of SCYP, and collectively we have formed the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N) to train new partnerships and improve the ones already in place.
This year’s conference features dual tracks – one for new participants trying to learn about the model’s nuts and bolts and how to ‘just start’ in implementing their own program and one track for up and running programs to learn from each other. New participants will have opportunities to learn from the diversity of others so that everyone can learn from institutional and city contexts that feel similar. There’s much more and the entirety of the conference is action oriented and intended to help make a difference in communities via the vast untapped talent within our colleges and universities.
Space is limited so the time to register for the conference is now! If you have questions or want advice – just contact us!