Community Partnerships

The richness of the living-learning environment will leverage the San Diego-based, Chicagoland, national and global resources surrounding our Academy to provide externships for our students and a pool of interns for our partnering organizations. Cross-programming will benefit other institutions including an array of Chicago Public Schools and San Diego Unified (public schools).


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Community Partners:

DePaul University
Operation Hope – committed financial literacy curriculum pro-bono
The American Writer’s Museum – in progress
Kartemquin Films
Old Town School of Folk Music
Merit School of Music
Coulson’s Music Store
Chicago Public Schools
San Diego Unified (public schools)


Global Community Partners:

Rotary International (globally)
George Mason University Conflict Resolution Department (DC)
Salzburg Global Seminars – in progress
The Tel Aviv Conservatory of Music
AHD School for Science in the Bedouin community (Israel)
The International Crisis Group (in progress)
Smithsonian Institution Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC
The Alliance for Peacebuilding, Washington, DC
The Fellowship of Reconciliation, Nyack, NY
Global Press Institute – in progress
Out of Poverty
Drama for Life, South Africa
Cambodian Living Arts
Samosa Project (British/Pakistani film)
Isis Women’s International Cross Culture Exchange, Uganda


Research Partners:

University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships and School of Education
George Mason University, Conflict Resolution Department
UCSD School of Medicine Center for Mindfulness
Stanford University Medical School Center for Compassion and Altruism
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
DePaul University School of Education

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