The goal of the Hoffberger Center's Community College Partnership Program is to encourage and assist area community colleges in initiating and maintaining ethics programs programs on their campuses. This program has proved to be enormously successful since its inception in 1996-97, thanks to the hard work of our colleagues at our local community colleges. The center has helped produce and sponsor Ethics Weeks, Ethics Essay Contests and The Community College Ethics Bowl.
With the help and continued support of the center, Ethics Weeks have become a popular staple on area college campuses. Keynote speakers of national reputations in a variety of fields have been guests at recent community college Ethics Weeks.
The center has also been successful in starting and sponsoring Ethics Essay Contests on community campuses. These contests are widely publicized and draw a large number of entries every year.
The Center produced and sponsored the community college's fifth annual Ethic's Bowl at Baltimore City Community College on April 19, 2008. The event has grown from four teams the last four years to seven teams in 2009 and participation is expected to increase next year.