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Graham Center for Collaborative Innovation

An epicenter of collaborative learning.

center for collobration

Intentionally created at the intersection of the five academic schools, the Graham Center for Collaborative Innovation (GCCI) integrates cross-disciplinary scholarship and experiential learning through its three main focus areas: our Honors Community, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Knowledge Park. These people and projects will enhance the student experience and the greater York community, acting as dynamic catalysts and laboratories for project-based learning where industries and students work together. They also draw on our already established academic programs, while continuing these transformational efforts to strengthen local, regional, and national partnerships for job creation and scholastic excellence.

$20 million raised for projects including:

  • Center for Community Engagement
  • Doris & Bernard Gordon Center for Jewish Student Life
  • Knowledge Park
  • York College Urban Collaborative

Project-Based Learning, Evolved

The Knowledge Park, located on York College’s North campus, provides a home base for the internal and external partners who make up the GCCI. These partners create an ecosystem for research and high-impact learning, fostering valuable job creation and learning environments. The Park has direct, positive impacts on both the College community and greater York economy, hosting special programs and events and attracting and retaining tech ventures and the opportunities they create.

“I applied for the Graham Collaborative Innovation Fellows program because the description summarized exactly what I was looking for in college and in my future. A variety of backgrounds, majors, interests, and ideas fill the students of this program. Opportunities and experiences much beyond the classroom setting are a common occurrence. Faculty members work alongside the students as both mentors and fellow learners. Global travel experiences are a benefit of the program, and I love to travel, to meet new people and delve into new cultures and lifestyles. Students are leaders and in charge of their own benefits from the program; they’re pushed to be open-minded, inventive, collaborative, and excited to learn, create, teach, and live.”

– Kasey Drzewiecki, Nursing Major