Community Partner Toolkit

June 8, 2006

Developing innovative learning strategies and vehicles to enhance academic experiences is an ongoing challenge to higher education. The spectrum of student employment opportunities––Federal Work-Study, internships, volunteering, etc.–– are viewed as helpful tools in this regard as they address the needs of all parties in varying degrees of commitment and structure.

The Federal Work-Study program offers the most structured framework to off campus agencies, organizations and companies interested in entering high-level, committed partnerships with educational institutions in order to access subsidized student employment.

This Community Partner Toolkit is designed to introduce community partners to the basic tools needed to work with students and campus officials in developing meaningful employment options under the Federal Work-Study Program.