Community Partners and Grants
Thank you to our funding partners:
- Broome County Promise Zone
- Broome County Youth Bureau
- The Community Foundation for South Central New York
- Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation
- Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network
- United Way of Broome County
Dr. Youjung Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, oversees Masters and Bachelors level Social Work interns to provide telemental health services to students and families across Broome County. In collaboration with Dr. Laura Bronstein, Dean of the Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs, and Kelley Cook, a licensed clinical social worker and doctoral student in Binghamton University's Community Research and Action Program, this opportunity provides valuable mental health support to those in need, while also providing an enriching learning experience to University students.
Full Service Community Schools Grant
Liz Mellin, Associate Professor in the College of Community and Public Affairs Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership, leads the Full Service Community School grant. This grant includes Deposit and Whitney Point to support family engagement and early childhood education. This funding allowed both districts to build capacity and infrastructure to support students and families.
Engaging Rural Youth in Multidisciplinary Inquiry through Archaeology
The Public Archaeology Facility partners with BUCS to bring their archaeology summer program to Windsor and Whitney Point after school programs. This grant is funded through the National Science Foundation.
Amber Simpson, Assistant Professor in the College of Community and Public Affairs Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership, partners with schools in this National Science Foundation grant. The goal of this grant is to develop, implement, and refine mathematics-related making and tinkering activities for families with lessons that are grounded in cultural, community, and everyday practices designed to build mathematical connections and experiences across community, home, and school learning environments.
Youth Financial Literacy
Sarah Young, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, and Komla Dzigbede, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration, have a research focus on the financial myths associated with living in poverty. Using our Summer Zone staffing structure, the piloted focus groups with young people to explore concepts associated with financial literacy.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Youjung Lee, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, leads family engagement with grandparents who are raising their grandchildren in partnering community schools. She partners with the school to connect and serve grandparents as well as the children they are raising through programming either at the school or in partnership with community organizations. This work has informed schools on the needs of kinship care families.
Judy Quaranta, Assistant Professor in the Decker School of Nursing, brings asthma education to schools with her nursing students through the American Lung Association Open Airways for Schools.
Social Network Analysis
Liz Mellin, Associate Professor in the College of Community and Public Affairs Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership, collaborates with Community School Coordinators and school partners to perform a social network analysis for the 2019-2020 school year. This analysis will help schools determine the scope of partnerships and the impact they may have on their work.