Partner Proposal for Spring 2022 (January 10 - May 6) 
Deadline to submit: November 1, 2021
About Jacket Philanthropy Program: Thank you for your interest in serving as a partner with the BW Jacket Philanthropy Program! The Jacket Philanthropy Program is an experiential philanthropy program implemented through academic service-learning courses at BW.  In our 13 year history we have awarded over $225,000 to local partners through this student-led grant process. 
Students in participating courses provide 15 hours of direct service or project-based service to partnering organizations. In addition, students prepare a grant proposal and have the opportunity to award grant funds to selected organizations through a student-led grant review process.  This is a real funding review process, therefore not all partners will receive grant funding. 
Partner Committments: 
  • To attend a virtual JPP partner meeting prior to the beginning of the semester (early December 2021) 
  • To attend a class session at the beginning of the semester (late January 2022)  to meet your student team. 
  • To communicate clearly, professionally, and consistently the needs of my organization and our constituents.
  • To provide an orientation for BW students that includes information about the agency, staff, procedures, facility expectations and the students’ role and responsibilities
  • To provide a safe environment, and adequate and appropriate supervision for BW student volunteers.
  • To be available as a resource to the student team writing the grant.
  • To assist with the evaluation of the project and BW students by completing an evaluation form at the conclusion of the project and by meeting with designated BW staff or faculty, if requested.
  • To communicate any concerns or problems to the participating faculty member and/or Brain Center staff member.
  • To attend the virtual Grant Awards Ceremony in April 2022. 
  • Our risk management office requires that we have a certificate of insurance (COI) with BW listed as a certificate holder on file for each of the organizations, schools, etc. to whom we send BW volunteers. We need an additional insured endorsement on each certificate as required by our insurance company.
Partner Benefits: 
  • Connect with a small group of committed student volunteers (group of 3-6 volunteers, each student will complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service or a project-based assignment with your organization)
  • A copy of a student-prepared grant proposal for a project proposed by your organization
  • The opportunity to receive grant funding (grants typically range from $1200 - $5000); please note: not all partners are able to be funded as this is a competitive grant process. 
  • Awareness raising about your organization's programs, services, and volunteer opportunities through class presentations and the final JPP Awards Ceremony
  • Promotion of your organization through campus news outlets about the program 
JPP Courses offered for SPRING 2022: 
  • Public Health 375: Health & Social Justice
  • Psychology 225: Child Maltreatment
  • English 309: Grant Writing *note: all JPP courses include a grant writing component ENG 309 is an in-depth seminar. 
Partners will be selected to participate based on a fit with the course content of one of these courses. 
Questions about the program or this proposal process? Please email: Christy Walkuski or call  440-826-2301

JPP Partner Proposal

Spring 2022 re: COVID-19 context 
At this point BW continues to plan in-person classes, as well as in-person community engagement work. However, due to the uncetainty and on-going changes required due to COVID-19 we are requesting that all partners intersted in participating with JPP for Spring 2022 provide a tentative project-based, virtual volunteering or remote engagement opportunity that students could complete for your organization in the event that classes move remote or a student is placed in quarentine due to COVID exposure. While the preference is still for in-person options, we must have virtual / remote projects prepared in the likely occurence that remote learning is required. 
Examples of remote projects include:
  • Research for new programs or program development 
  • Creating content for social media or website campaigns 
  • Creating videos or virtual trainings related to a topic of the course of interest to your organization 
  • Hosting virtual events related to the topic of the course 
  • Conducting virtual interviews of clients, community members or staff for program evaluation or impact stories 
  • More opportunities ideas HERE
If you are hosting virtual trainings, workshop, events or meetings that would be appropriate for students to attend, these can also serve as great experiential learning opportunities. 
Have you partnered with the BW Jacket Philanthropy Program previously? *
Are students required to complete a Background Check to work at your site? *
Overview of 3 JPP Courses: 
ENG 309: Grant Proposal Writing -  While all JPP courses include a grant proposal writing component, ENG 309  is an intensive seminar of instruction and practice in specialized forms of writing. 
PHT 375: Health & Social Justice - Health is an asset and a resource critical to human development that benefits society as a whole. But realizing health for all members of society is a matter of social justice, which depends on reducing social and economic inequality and increasing democracy. This course will allow the student to explore many aspects of health inequalities including how health inequalities are rooted in injustices associated with racism, social class, and sex discrimination. Additionally, the course will review approaches that influence the social determinants of health and encourage students to develop principles for action and research.
PSY 220: Child Maltreatment - Every 10 seconds in the U.S., a child is abused or neglected. Why does this happen? What are the short and long-term consequences? How do we help survivors of abuse? This course explores the answers to these questions and more. 
Please identify which course(s) you believe your project best aligns with (related to specific course topic). Please check all that could apply. *
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By completing this proposal, my organization and I agree to partner responsibilities outlined at the top of this form. *