Aurora University is deeply committed to the local community. Partnerships that benefit students, the university and the local community are a high priority.
Here are a few examples of some of our partnerships:
- The after school program, MyTime, now in its fourth year, is helping middle school children improve academic performance. My Time links AU students with more than 1,000 students at local elementary and middle schools, with a tutoring program that provides students with one-on-one homework assistance and opportunities to participate in special-interest activities.
- Faculty and staff serve in numerous governance and volunteer roles in local community non-profit agencies including United Way, Communities in Schools, Family Counseling Services, YWCA, Aurora Public Library Foundation, Greater Aurora Economic Development Commission, The First Tee of Aurora and with service clubs including Rotary.
- Harvesting Hope, a child development program for residents of Hesed House homeless shelter in Aurora, was created by several Aurora University graduate Social Work students. It was developed as a class project, but an Aurora University faculty member and students, along with other community members, have continued the program on a volunteer basis. The program seeks to improve the critical thinking and social skills of homeless children.