The Community Partnerships Department creates a bridge between The Chicago School, as well as local and global communities in which it resides. This bridge supports students, faculty, staff, and community partners in their quest to create reciprocal learning, inspiration, engagement, and service; the result is a transformational experience for all.
The Community Partnerships Department acts as the “community engagement hub" and initial point of contact for our faculty, staff, and students and many of our partner community organizations. The Community Partnerships team includes Jill Glenn, LCSW (Executive Director), Dr. Nadia Rojas-Jones, EdD LMFT (Associate Director & Marriage Family Therapy Department Faculty), an AmeriCorps VISTA, and a Graduate Assistant. The team supports faculty and students in the following ways: develops service-learning opportunities, places students in mutually beneficial community-based volunteer, College Work Study (CWS), Federal Work Study (FWS), and Fellowship positions, designs novel, sustainable, impactful, and meaningful community-based experiences.