At USFSM, we partner with a multitude of non-profit, educational, governmental, veteran and other organizations to stimulate positive impact throughout the communities we serve. We believe that inviting our community partners to join us in the educational process benefits our students, faculty and staff.
In return, our same campus community serves the local region in areas such as business, education, hospitality, and other critical impact areas. The Sarasota-Manatee area is incredibly fortunate to have a large and vibrant non-profit community, collaborative governmental entities and an active business community.
We appreciate our community partners and the value they bring to the communities in which we serve and our community partners commitment to the education of future professionals for the careers that benefit and support of our shared community.
Our ability to collaboratively leverage relationships and resources significantly contributes to the public good.
If you are interested in partnering with the university, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or please contact Jay Riley at 941-359-4694
We value community partnerships! The Office of Service-Learning invites community organizations and agencies to partner with USFSM. If your organization is interested in partnering with USFSM for a service-learning opportunity, please contact Ben Heins at email@example.com.
Ben Heins, Coordinator, Internships and Service-Learning
Mr. Heins oversees internships and service-learning opportunity development for all majors at USFSM. Previously, Ben was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at Stockton University and a Community Director for a national multifamily property management organization. He has a BA in professional writing, an MFA in poetry, and over 50 publication credits. Ben believes USFSM is a vital community resource and seeks to deepen its impact by building mutually beneficial relationships between students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.
Amanda Vasquez, AmeriCorps VISTA
Through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Ms. Vasquez is working with USFSM to build bridges between classrooms and communities, addressing societal needs through applied civic education and engaged citizenship. A recent graduate from USF St. Petersburg, Ms. Vasquez will liaise between USFSM and a variety of community partners in conjunction with The Office of Community Engagement and The Office of Student Success.