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2024 Community Partnership Awards

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Since 2004, the Community Partnership Awards have honored partnerships between Stanford and our region that work to tackle real-world problems and advance the public good.  

These awards celebrate the best models for how Stanford University and Bay Area organizations collaborate to contribute to our region's well-being. The 2024 awardees are:

  • San Francisco Sheriff’s Office - Stanford Jail & Education Project
  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley - Stanford Medicine, a Community-Campus Partnership to Address Food Insecurity
  • Sunnyvale School District - Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) Summer Explorations Program

Awardees are recognized at a March luncheon that also honors the winner of the Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize.  Nominations take place in the winter. Awardees selected are enduring partnerships that demonstrate excellence in three criteria: 1) meets a need; 2) creatively connects campus and community; and 3) engages students, staff, and/or faculty in service. 

For more information about this awards program, contact Joanna Jeffs at

A presenter before a group at tables gestures while presenting a slide labeled "Pedagogy"

2024 awardee: The San Francisco Sheriff's Office - Stanford Jail & Prison Education Project partnership. Graduate students in January 2024 attend one of several training sessions in preparation for designing and co-teaching one of several courses at San Francisco's main jail. The model of team teaching and co-learning in the courses mean graduate students learn alongside the incarcerated students when not actively teaching.

A large group of people stand outside the Ravenswood Family Health Center after a congressional "listening session."

2024 awardee: Hearing about the work of the partnership between Stanford Medicine's Office of Child Health Equity and Second Harvest of Silicon Valley in conjunction with community-based organizations, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) came to Ravenswood Family Health Center in August 2021 to attend a roundtable as part of his national listening tour to address hunger.

2024 awardee: A teacher talks to young students seated on the floor of a classroom at Vargas Elementary School in Sunnyvale in  2021. It is part of the Summer Explorations Program to fight learning loss over the summer break. The program is a long-running partnership between Sunnyvale School District and Stanford Teacher Education Program at the Graduate School of Education.

To see our past honorees, go to Community Partnership Awardees 2004 - 2023

To see a gallery of photos from past years, go to Community Partnership Awards Gallery

Questions? Please contact us.