Programs & Initiatives

Our Community Relations team works strategically to contribute to and partner with local organizations, convenes internal partners across Vanderbilt’s campus, and facilitates collaborative programming with nonprofit partners.

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Community Impact Fund

Through our Community Impact Fund, we work strategically to contribute to and partner with local organizations that are making a positive difference in our local communities.

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Community Engagement Collaborative

Our Community Engagement Collaborative serves as a campus-wide forum to establish shared knowledge, structures, processes and guidelines to inform Vanderbilt’s work in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities.

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Community Engagement Collaborative Fund

Through the Community Engagement Collaboration Fund, Vanderbilt Community Relations seeks to support collaborations between local community organizations with Vanderbilt engagement to address a local community opportunity or need.

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Ron Johnson, C.J. Sentell, Erica Mitchell, Ameshica Linsey and Marcy Singer-Gabella engage in a panel discussion (Vanderbilt University)

Signature Events

Our Community Relations team creates collaborative programming with local partners to extend Vanderbilt’s expertise and resources to the community.

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Featured Partners

Vanderbilt Community Relations facilitates relationships with campus and community organizations to coordinate and collaborate in valued institutional partnerships. We strive to cultivate meaningful impact through these relationships.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University is an inclusive group that strives to organize and present to the greater Nashville community stimulating intellectual and cultural noncredit courses, programs, and trips for adults over 50 of all educational backgrounds.

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