The Kenyon College Office for Community Partnerships fosters collaboration between Kenyon and the Knox County community for purposeful and positive engagement in addressing issues of common interest. The office works with local organizations, institutions and businesses to strengthen the fabric of community life while advancing the mission of the College to provide a fulfilling liberal arts education and promote civic responsibility.
To accomplish our educational mission, we engage faculty and community representatives as equal partners in developing student research assignments connected with everyday life; in creating opportunities to apply academic knowledge to real-world problems; and in providing hands-on experiences with social and civic realities.
The Office for Community Partnerships is located in the Wright Center in downtown Mount Vernon.
Community Engaged Learning: Sustainable Agriculture
Environmental studies students intertwine their coursework with experiential learning from a local farm. Exploring trends and innovations in sustainable agriculture, these students see applications on the ground level, and some even find new career paths.