Community Partners

Emily Buckley poses with children from the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Cub at the KaBoom playground AZD helped construct at the club in Burlington.Our community partnerships are an integral component of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. Each year, we partner with more than 80 local community agencies. These partners, including nonprofits, schools and government agencies, are the primary organizations in which Elon students serve. Resources and support are provided for our partners to sustain and strengthen our relationships with the community.

For a list of all all active community partners, click here.

To learn more about how your organization can partner with the Kernodle Center, contact Sara Beth Hardy at

Benefits of Partnership

Community partners experience a variety of benefits when working with the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. Elon students, faculty, and staff assist local organizations in a variety of ways:

  • Diversifying and increasing its volunteer pool
  • Educating college students about community needs and social issues
  • Promoting the organization to new audiences
  • Providing access to university resources and professional development opportunities
  • Creating positive relationships with members of the Elon community