The PPS Partnership Project Program is designed for Guilford College students, staff and faculty members to engage issues of social concern as related to our Core Values of Community, Diversity, Equality, Excellence, Integrity, Justice and Stewardship.
At the end of this program, PPS Partnership Project Program participants will be able to:
- Navigate the process of social change and innovation
- Utilize the PPS Model to conduct a research project
- Develop or strengthen academic and practical skills
A group of passionate human beings who aspire to use creative, strategic and research-based ideas to make positive social change including:
- Guilford College students
- Guilford College staff
- Guilford College faculty
- Community agencies/organizations (only in project collaboration with a Guilford College student, staff or faculty member)
The Center for Principled Problem Solving (CPPS) offers partnership project participants financial assistance, administrative assistance, academic and skills training. PPS Partnership Project groups that are selected will be awarded the following:
- Project funds for project related expenses (up to $1,500*)
- Project and administrative support
- PPS Model training
- Academic and practical skills training
- Post-project support
*Project funds must be used within the academic year
eager to support a diverse range of partnership projects that are designed for
and can operate within any social context or community.PPS Partnership Projects may have broad
aspirations, such as engaging a national or international issue or they may have focused aspirations
such as engaging a Guilford College or Greensboro specific issue.
All PPS Partnership Projects must meet the following criteria:
Project groups must be collaborative in nature, involving more than one Guilford College student, staff and/or faculty member. Community agencies/organizations may be included in the project group; however, they must be invited to serve in the group by a Guilford College student, staff or faculty member serving in the group.
Project engages a clearly identified, research-based social issue.
Project’s social issue has relevance to one or more of Guilford College’s Core Values: Community, Diversity, Equality, Excellence, Integrity, Justice and Stewardship.
Project outcome(s) make measurable, significant and positive social impact.
Project group must participate in PPS Partnership Project academic and practical skills training sessions.
PPS Partnership Project groups that are selected have the following mandatory program accountabilities:
Participate in PPS Partnership Project Orientation (Orientation Topics: Project Administration, PPS Model Training)
Participate in two (2) PPS Learn Shop sessions over the course of the project and prior to the project end date (Academic and Skills Training). PPS Learn Shops are 1 hour, interactive sessions that equips the project group with project-related, practical skills.
Participate in regular, in-person project update meetings
Submit eight to ten (8-10) high quality project photos over the course of the project
Prepare and present a PPS Partnership Project presentation to be delivered to a public audience at the PPS Partnership Project Completion Ceremony
Participate in the PPS Partnership Project Completion Ceremony
PPS Partnership Projects are not limited to any particular size or time limit. PPS Partnership Project Applications are accepted year round. Please review the application process below.
Step 1: If possible, attend an Engage CPPS (open house) session to meet the CPPS project and communications manager, to learn more about the program and previous projects and to answer any questions that you may have.
Step 2: Read the PPS Partnership Project Program information on the CPPS website. For clarification, please call Delilah White, CPPS project and communications manager, at 336.316.2277 or email Delilah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: Meet with your project group to prepare application materials in advance of submitting the PPS Partnership Project Application. It is recommended that the project group meet two (2) weeks prior to the final submission of the project application. The two (2) weeks will allow your group time to gather and prepare accurate application materials.
Step 4: Complete and submit the PPS Partnership Project application online.
Step 5: Promptly respond to any application communication, email or telephone call from Delilah if/when received. The CPPS team will review your project application and will notify your project group of a decision within ten (10) business days.