6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
> 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic
About the Center
The Center for Community Partnerships develops, facilitates
and supports university-community partnerships that strengthen
communities in Central Florida. A major thrust of
the center is to develop long-term partnerships between the
College of Health and Public Affairs, other colleges across the
University of Central Florida, and the Central Florida
The center focuses on the following areas:
research and service
long-term solutions to societal concerns
At UCF, center personnel work closely with college
administrators, department leaders and faculty members to
identify critical community priorities, faculty interests and
capabilities, and internal and external partnership opportunities.
In the community, they place a priority
on engaging community leaders, with several goals in
to develop strong interpersonal and inter-organizational
to develop a keen understanding of issues facing community
members, schools, and government and nonprofit organizations in the
to facilitate discussions on strategies to address critical
to initiate long-term partnerships to address those
Learn more about the center's current partnerships and
partnership opportunities by reviewing this website
or contacting Director Nancy Ellis at email@example.com or
Administrative Coordinator Heather Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we can change the system and bring people together to have the right kind of conversations, then we can really make a long-term change in people's lives -- and that is the goal.
— Nancy Ellis,
The idea is to form a long-term partnership in the community that, over time, can have a significant impact on improving the lives of children and families.
— Dean Michael Frumkin,
Dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs
SYNERGY…that’s the word that comes to mind. Without the collaborations facilitated by the Center for Community Partnerships we would not have been able to produce results for kids.
— Raymond Larsen,
Children’s Community Services Director, Heart of Florida United Way
We could not have implemented the Evans Community School without the vast resources and expertise of the committed and dedicated staff.
— Charlene Sears-Tolbert,
Children’s Home Society of Florida, Evans Community School Director
“The Center for Community Partnerships has been a real treasure for Central Florida. They have helped so many organizations, established needed services, and given the community a welcome link to the University.”
— Linda Sutherland,
I am in awe of the amount of time, patience, and expertise that the CCP has expended during our joint project with OCPS in developing the Evans Community School. Dr. Ellis and Dean Frumkin are tireless advocates who...
— David Bundy,
President/CEO, Children’s Home Society of Florida