Woodbury maintains civic, educational, and industry partnerships throughout the local community.
Industry partners provide internships for our students, including:
Eager to assist the local school district, Woodbury University partners with Burbank Unified School District throughout the year. One such collaboration is our Initial Credit Summer School program, in which BUSD students have the opportunity to take courses on the Woodbury campus.
The Burbank YMCA and Woodbury University enrich the local community by combining the learning opportunities of academia with the fun of summer camp. Since 2014, our Art of Architecture summer camp has brought local middle school students to the Woodbury campus.
Leadership Burbank seeks to identify, educate, and motivate current and emerging leaders in Burbank to develop ideas and solutions that make Burbank a strong, sustainable, and vibrant community. As a founding partner of this community-based organization and leadership training program, Woodbury University supports and works to enhance its local community.
Project STEPS is a federally funded GEAR UP program offered to the students and parents of Francis Polytechnic, North Hollywood, Sun Valley and Van Nuys HighSchools to promote early awareness and readiness for college. Woodbury proudly supports Project STEPS throughout the year and specifically coordinates opportunities for these students to enroll in our High School Academy.
Project GRAD Los Angeles works to increase college readiness, persistence and graduation rates in the high-need communities of Pacoima, Arleta, Sylmar and San Fernando. Woodbury works closely with Project GRAD to enable students in these communities to experience and prepare for college by enrolling in our High School Academy.
Sober College is a residential rehabilitation program located in Woodland Hills, California, for college-aged individuals. Creating the only program of its kind in the country, our partnership provides college courses to Sober College residents while they are still in rehab. The goal is to keep the residents on an age-appropriate path during this volatile time in their lives. Our belief is that by keeping them engaged in age-normative behavior, they will be more likely to continue to pursue academic success after treatment with the goal of reducing recidivism.
Dr. Joye Swan is the director of the program. She can be reached at Joye.firstname.lastname@example.org.