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” uniting students at the University of Florida with local leaders, community organizations, essential workers, educational institutions and nonprofits across Gainesville. Partnered with the UF Office of Collaborative Initiatives’ Strategic Development Plan, our team engages with the city’s most complex challenges by creating partnerships and solving problems, grounding […]

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 […]