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Community engagement

Community engagement

 
One citizen differs from another, but the salvation of the community is the common business of them all. This community is the constitution; the virtue of the citizen must therefore be relative to the constitution of which he is a member.
— Aristotle
 
 
 

 
 
 

Some 25 centuries ago, the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote about an individual’s obligation to contribute to their community.  Aristotle taught his students that the “virtue of the citizen” is relative to the success of the community of which they are a part.

CSMI Education Management has always believed in the power of partnerships, and the common good that is achieved when the members of a community are engaged with one another.  Our commitment to community is one of the central tenants of our business.

In fact, our relationship with the community is a symbiotic one, one that ultimately brings the greatest value to the students we serve.  This is because we not only partner with communities we serve - they also partner with us.  We have seen the incredible things that can be achieved when parents, neighbors, and local business people take an interest in the schools serving their communities.

This is why we create and foster partnerships with non-profit organizations, as well as with business leaders in the communities we serve. In nearly every case, the local businesspeople in historically-challenged communities are eager to connect with the organizations that are working to educate the children in their lives.

The benefits of business-community engagement are two-fold, providing positive returns to local organizations and increasing company performance through improved reputation and invigorated employee morale. Employee engagement allows our team members to connect with local community members, creating a personal bond between individuals that is rooted in service. Additionally, partnerships with social service agencies, police departments, health organizations, and community counseling groups all allow us to give back to the people around us in ways that matter. Additional examples of community engagement include employee volunteer days, in-kind and financial donations, and long-term nonprofit partnerships.

 
 
 

 
 
 
It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to...the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility...and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children’s future.
— Robert F. Kennedy
 
 
 

 
 
 

Some of the organizations we’ve partnered with include:

 
 
 
The Cooper Foundation

The Cooper Foundation

The Chester Rotary Club

The Chester Rotary Club

The United Way

The United Way

The Gureghian Charitable Foundation

The Gureghian Charitable Foundation

The Eagles Book Mobile & The Eagles Book Mobile

The Eagles Book Mobile & The Eagles Book Mobile

 
 
The Bryn Clovis Foundation

The Bryn Clovis Foundation

The Legacy Youth Tennis Foundation

The Legacy Youth Tennis Foundation

The Mayor’s Economic Development Council of Chester, PA

The Mayor’s Economic Development Council of Chester, PA

Ray of Hope Community Development Corporation

Ray of Hope Community Development Corporation

 
 
City of Chester Police Department

City of Chester Police Department

The J. Lewis Crozer Library

The J. Lewis Crozer Library

The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association

The YMCA

The YMCA