SPARC352 is a concept developed in collaboration between UF and community members to create a place-based initiative that will operate a community site as a Space for People, Arts, Research, and Creative Collaboration and Community (that is, SPARC352). The goal of SPARC352 is to establish a knowledge and empowerment hub that promotes arts, cultural engagement, entrepreneurial ingenuity, […]

Engage Florida

Engage Florida is a “think and do tank” that affords UF students from all across campus the skills, knowledge and opportunity to engage with complex community challenges through targeted partnerships, collaborative initiatives and creative problem-solving opportunities. Engage Florida aims to harness the passion, creativity and knowledge of our students to build long-term relationships and sustainable impact […]

Community Partnership Schools (CPS)

Howard Bishop Middle School, A Community Partnership School Howard Bishop Middle School, A Community Partnership School brings together high-quality academics, health care, counseling, support, mentoring and more—all where students and their families are comfortable: in their own school. Our partnership at Howard Bishop Middle School represents a 25-year partnership among Alachua County Public Schools, Children’s […]

Partnership for Reimagining Gainesville (PRG)

Have an idea for positive community change?  Go to our online portal! What is PRG? Community-based Collaboration. Meaningful Impact. PRG represents an evolution of UF’s partnership with the City of Gainesville that was initiated by Senior Vice-President and COO Charlie Lane in 2017 with the funding of seven UF-City research projects with an emphasis on […]