The Haas Center receives many wonderful requests for partnership. To assure fairness and due diligence when considering these requests, the center reviews partnership proposals quarterly in mid-December, mid-March, mid-June and mid-September. A committee, including the center’s executive director, faculty codirectors and program staff, reviews the proposals.
To propose a project in partnership with the Haas Center, complete the online application.
We recognize and honor our partners for the important work they do and for their commitment to community and to our students’ learning and professional development. The Haas Center has identified three different types of community partners:
The Haas Center’s concept for signature partnerships uses Etienne Wenger’s definition of “communities of practice” as a foundation. A community of practice is a group that is defined by a) a shared domain of interest; b) mechanisms for building community (i.e., interacting, establishing and maintaining relationships, and sharing information); and c) a commitment to practice (i.e., the development of “a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems”).
Furthermore, signature partnerships are defined by their ability to a) engage Stanford students, faculty and staff in all six of the public service pathways; b) foster the development of civic leadership competencies; and c) create a measurable impact within a domain of shared interest at the local, national and/or global level.
It is essential that signature partnerships be mutually beneficial. As the Haas Center continues to form and evolve a small number of signature partnerships, we expect that they will adhere to the Principals for Good Community-Campus Partnerships established by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the Haas Center’s criteria for establishing new programs or partnerships.