Partners and affiliates

ECSPC initiatives are made possible through donations to the Eckerd College Innovation Fund, sponsorships by individuals and organizations, contributions from Community Affiliates Program members, and through program-specific grant opportunities.

Community Affiliates Program

Our Community Affiliates Program is an opportunity for local businesses, governments and nonprofits to engage with us, advance a shared mission, and collaborate on projects and programs. This program advance’s our mission to address real-time problems facing the greater Tampa Bay area, while also building a cohort of community leaders who share a common social mission.

Eckerd College St. Pete Center for Civic Engagement and Social Impact

Affiliates are more than partners.

Every two years, we will identify and invite at least two organizations across each of our four areas of community impact to become community affiliates.

Affiliates agree to engage with our campus in the areas of:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Service
  • Faculty collaborations
  • Providing learning internship opportunities
  • Hosting two current Eckerd College student interns a year
  • Participating in campus- and community-based events

Community affiliates co-create their own engagement goals with our center directors. Each affiliate will have the opportunity to propose a specific problem they would like to work with us to address and will receive the benefits of a relationship with a senior adviser.

Affiliates become a part of the Eckerd Community. Community affiliates are permitted to use the Eckerd College campus for events or community gatherings and are encouraged to attend other community events on campus as appropriate.

For more information, email stpetecenter@eckerd.edu.

Community affiliates

Community partners

ECSPC community partners are Tampa Bay community organizations with existing relationships with Eckerd College without whom much of the work that our students do in the community would not be possible.

Partner highlight

Assistant Professor of Biology Jeff Goessling and Eckerd College student researchers are using reptiles to investigate the effects of habitat change with one of our community partners, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.