Our University Partners
Amongst other things, two things about people at colleges and universities are true. First, they are generally pretty smart. Two, they are full of people who care about the next generation and want to leave the world a bit better than they found it. For both of these reasons, we love connecting with and colleges and universities in support of our projects around the world.
What does a partnership look like?
Each partnership is different and really depends on what the college or university wants to accomplish. But, for Wine To Water, we love to see staff and students in the field with us conducting research, collecting and analyzing data, and employing service learning in real life experiences. We encourage these institutions to “adopt” a specific project from the many we are engaged to help with long-term understanding, learning, and impact. In these relationships, we consult with each other, agree to program goals, and explore the best way to accomplish those goals.
In addition to field experiences, several colleges and universities have adopted Doc’s book and the WTW story for student reading and studying in their core or service learning curriculums. In these partnerships Wine To Water can provide information and insight into subjects discussed in the classroom. In addition, we love to join the classroom via video to share perspectives from our staff.
Through these partnerships, our goal is to enhance the programs in the field while increasing students and universities learning of ground efforts in the fight against the global water crisis.
Students are obviously the life and energy of any academic higher institution. At Wine To Water, we love this crew. University and college students have long been a huge part of our family. Whether it be through our internship program, joining us in the field, supporting events, or running student clubs, students have had an impact on thousands for clean water. For students who would like to join our team, joining or starting a student club under your college/university banner is the best starting point. Please check out the list of current clubs and join or start one where you are!