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Community Partners

Community Partners

Why partner with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology?

  • Foster opportunities for future community volunteerism and leadership

  • Strengthen connections and collaborations with BFIT

  • Contribute to the development of the future workforce

  • Motivate students to link education and community

  • Promote economic stability and growth

  • Improve schools and youth outcomes

  • Gain new perspectives on program services

  • Build a responsive workforce

  • Create new community networks

  • Build public understanding and support

Characteristics of Effective Partnerships:

  • Joint exploration of goals and interests

  • Creation of a mutually rewarding agenda

  • Emphasis on positive consequences for each partner

  • Identification of opportunities for early successes

  • Focus on knowledge exchange, shared learning, and capacity-building

  • Attention to communication, cultivation of trust

  • Commitment to continuous assessment of the partnership itself, as well as outcomes

If you are interested in a community partnership with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, please contact Ashley Mansfield for more information:

Ashley Mansfield
Director of Student Success
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
41 Berkeley Street | Boston, MA 02116
T: 617.588.1354 | F: 617.423.4612