At the heart of the work of the department for community engagement are initiatives designed to support and promote rural innovation. The focus of these efforts is rooted in economic development, intergenerational relationships, expanded opportunities for education, regional entrepreneurship and innovative programs that engage the community in the life of the College. Community Engagement oversees or coordinates the following partnerships and initiatives:
Community Engagement at Greenfield Community College is designed to be a bridge between the surrounding region and GCC. Engagement comes in the form of our staff serving on local boards and committees, creating partnerships with community organizations, collaborating on events and workshops with community partners, cultivating opportunities for life-long learning, supporting local businesses by offering workshops, mini-courses and coaching, cultivating K-12 partnerships and providing opportunities that serve older adults in Franklin County.