The Civic Engagement Office approaches each connection with off campus community organizations as a new relationship that may develop into a partnership. The initial connection might be through one student volunteer experience, a Praxis placement, a Summer of Service internship or through one of our other programs. By intentionally creating opportunities for frequent communication and feedback around these initial connections, we are able to explore other possibilities for collaboration and to learn about each other's needs and assets. This often results in new linkages between that organization and othe programs that we sponsor, creating a multi-layered partnership. Our key partnerships are those which are most integrated into our programming and which are most sustainable.