Partnerships and collaboration

What follows below are CRP Promising Practices from the Access To Integrated Employment project that exemplify excellent implementation of partnerships and collaboration to improve employment outcomes. We define  partnerships and collaboration more specifically as: 

  • Emphasis on multi-stakeholder relationships and outreach.

The Arc of Westchester: Creative Partnership with Mercy College

The Arc of Westchester benefits from an agency culture that values innovative partnerships. In fact, an agency leader explained that the organization “will work with anybody who is willing to sit and talk.” This collaborative spirit led to a creative endeavor with Mercy College, a four-year school offering degrees in Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Health and Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Within Health and Natural Sciences are departments such as nursing, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and nutrition.