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April 2, 2016; 9:30–10 am

The Action Research Center and State Farm have partnered with non-profts for the past 10 years to provide a unique and innovative dual internship experience for Illinois Wesleyan students. The Community Partnership Program (CPP) puts students at the intersection of corporations, non-profts, and the community, leading to innovative community development.

Presenters: Bevin Cowie ’10, Action Research Center Coordinator
Adam Garcia ’16, CPP 2015 Intern and State Farm Employee

Student Respondents: Brianna Piro ’17, psychology & sociology double major
Tia Patsavas ’16, English-writing major

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Illinois Wesleyan University




Higher Education | Urban Studies and Planning

Artistic and Scholarly Sessions: Good, Better, Best: How ARC, State Farm, and Local Non-Profits Empower Students to “Get Stuff Done” in the Community Partnership Program



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