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Since the 1990s hundreds of institutions of higher education have engaged in processes to develop community-university partnerships in order to develop community-based learning program that enhance student learning and strengthen our communities. These partnerships are built upon ideals of reciprocity and synergy yet they have frequently lacked rich qualitative assessment to describe the nature of these relationships, the roles played in these relationships, and the impact that these partnerships have on students, faculty, and the community partners. This study engaged 10 faculty and their corresponding community partners to document the practices of these partnerships and the impact that they had on faculty, students, and community partners.