Connecting Emory with community is not a lofty goal but rather a defining feature of Emory’s character, as described in our strategic plan, “Where Courageous Inquiry Leads.” It is how we approach teaching and research. Emory is combining its unique resources to address some of the toughest challenges facing our community, and our world, today. Many of you reading this booklet are helping us do that.
This publications describes some of the many ways in which our students, faculty, and staff are reaching out to partner with communities in Atlanta and Georgia. These partnerships reflect the broad reach of the university’s liberal arts and professional schools, our health care programs and research centers, and the many offices and centers such as Volunteer Emory and the Office of University-Community Partnerships that work to serve the public.
For each program described here, there are a dozen others, equally compelling. The good works described in this book may sound familiar to many of you because you are our partners. You hold us to our promises and you have seen firsthand what can happen when Emory engages with the community to transform the human condition. For that, we thank you. We look forward to continuing to serve our community and to moving ahead together to make Georgia even greater.
James W. Wagner, President