"Working Together for a Greater Community"
After two years of planning, the Center City Coordination Program (C3) was established in 2003. It was designed as a university-community collaborative to assess and address the multiple issues faced by those who live and work in Center City Binghamton. C3 grew to include over 80 community partners, organizations, public offices, businesses, resident associations, agencies, as well as many individuals.
The long term goal is to help facilitate the revitalization of neighborhoods and business areas within the target zone (City Council Districts 7 & 9) by improving the overall quality of life for its residents. The target area is now being expanded.
C3 is built on strong communication and collaboration between the university and its community partners to apply rich university financial, intellectual and human resources to community issues.
These Binghamton University resources include:
- Undergraduate and graduate students (interns, classes, volunteers, sororities, fraternities and other clubs)
- Professional, experienced staff
- Faculty with specialized knowledge
- University outreach projects and programs
- Use of Binghamton University space, services, and expertise
C3 efforts are focused on:
- Coordination of existing services for optimal use
- Expansion of outreach and referral capabilities
- Increasing access to supports and services, and
- Thorough assessments of unmet needs for additional service and resource development.