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View of Bellingham from the perspective of bay. Mt Baker in the background.




arial view of the san juan islands.
Image of people on a ferry looking out to the water at dusk
People standing and talking in a circle aroun round tables.


the public, our region, the planet



Community Engagement Fellows empowers educators and community leaders to nurture engaged citizens, serve the public, and improve the Salish Sea bioregion and the planet.


We use social and place-based learning methods to facilitate the growth of effective, durable learning partnerships across organizational boundaries. Western Washington University's Center for Community Learning has served as the convener since the program began in 2015.

Our programs include place-based and online communities of practice, retreats, forums, tours, and workshops. Visit our Join Us page to learn more about current and past offerings.


Program participants and members of our Community Engagement Fellows Coalition live all over the planet. We encourage educators and community leaders in higher education, government, non-profits, tribal/indigenous organizations, libraries, museums, and other community groups to get involved. Our societies are stronger the better we can communicate and work together across boundaries. 

If you don't yet receive information about our upcoming events, please join our event invitation list.


Please contact Travis Tennessen with any questions. 

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