Community Partnership List

This is a list of individuals or organizations that Community Engagement Fellows are currently, actively collaborating with in a variety of capacities. The goal of this list is to reveal potential partnerships within the program, support new opportunities to collaborate, or discover shared partnerships that already exist.



Troy Abel


Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Washington Chapter of the American Lung Association

King County Public Health

Georgetown Neighborhood Association

South Park Neighborhood Association


Sura Al-Qudah

BAAY – Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (Damian Cade)

Wise Buys Thrift Store (Nancy Long)

Western Associated Student Bookstore (Peg Goodwin)


Doug Banner

Bellingham School District: Various Schools

Allied Arts of Whatcom County (Kelly Hart)

The Flow Project (Doug Banner)

Re-Threads (Katie Bordan)

The Great Balance (Ham Hayse)

The Bellingham Storytellers Guild (Kelvin Saxton)

Bellingham Library System (Donna Gotschaulk)


Anna Booker

WWU Journalism Department (Brad Howard, ArcGIS technical support)

History Department, WWU (Chris Friday , Advisory)

Working Waterfront Coalition (Debbie Granger)

Director of Heritage Resources, WWU (Elizabeth Joffrion)

Whatcom Museum, Photo Archives (Jeff Jewell)

City of Bellingham Planning and Community Development (Katie Franks)

Port of Bellingham (Michael Hogan)

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (Ruth Steele)

Whatcom Community College Research Intern (Sarah Yates)

Indigenous Education and Coast Salish Institute, Northwest Indian College (Dean Sharon Kinley)


Setsuko Buckley

WCC Division 2 Arts & Humanities (Bob Winters, Chair)

WCC Division 4 Social Sciences (Guy Smith, Chair)

WCC History (Ian Stacy)

WCC History/Political Science Faculty (Mary Huberman)

WCC World Languages Chair (Angela Enderberg)

WWU Huxley College


Gustavo Camacho

Bellingham Chamber Music Society

Fifth Inversion Ensemble

Bellingham House Concerts

WWU Music Department


Jeremy Cushman

Bellingham Music Club

Western Washington Girl Scouts

Communities in Schools

Growing Veterans


Kate Darby

Bellingham Food Bank’s Garden Project (Julia Raider)

LEAD – Learning Environment Action Discovery (Wendelin Dunlap)


Heather Davidson

WWU Front Door to Discovery (Daniel Purdy)

WWU Alumni Foundation

Western Foundation

Downtown Bellingham Partnership

We Are WWU


Ryan Dudenbostel

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

Bellingham Festival of Music

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra


Kelli Evans

Speech-language pathologists practicing in community medical settings


Julie Filer

The Resilience Institute

Red Cross


The Physics Department (Andrew Boudreaux)

The Port of Bellingham


Jada Ginnett

Peacehealth St. Joseph’s Medical Center

Hospice House

Peacehealth Obstetrics Clinic

Rainbow Recovery Center

Job Corps


Joe Gosen

Salish Sea Sustainable

Whatcom Council on Aging

San Juan Island Distillery

WWU Center for Service-Learning

Tacoma News-Tribune

Skagit Valley Herald

The Daily Herald (Everett)

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Block 52 (artisan group in the Alley District of Bellingham)


Todd Haskell

Brigid Collins Family Support Center

Sterling Meadows

Bellingham Technical College (GED program)


Bradley Howard

Spatial Institute, Environmental Studies (Stefan Freelan, Assistant Director)

ATUS (Susan Brown, Manager of Software and Technical Documentation)


Penny Hutchinson

Kokila Hariram School of Modern Dance, Russian Centre Chennai S. India

Dr. K.S. Balasubramanian, Kuppuswamy Sastri Research Institute, Chennai (Sanskrit scholar) KSRI

Dr T.V. Vasudevi (Sanskrit scholar) KSRI Chennai

Usha Vasanthkumar and Krishna Chari-dance teachers, Chennai


Nabil Kamel

Border Policy Research Institute

Salish Sea Institute

Canadian-American Studies Center


Environmental Science Department, Huxley

North American Integration and Development Center, UCLA

Planners of Color Interest Group

University of California, Irvine campus, Los Angeles campus

Portland State


Planners Network


Andy Klein



The Foundry


Chuan Kuzin

Allen Elementary School, Burlington, WA                 


James Loucky

Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

Bellingham Sister City Association

Institute for Village Studies

Maya communities in Guatemala and across North America

Whatcom Peace and Justice Center


Amanda Martin

Animals As Natural Therapy


John McLaughlin

Olympic National Park

North Cascades National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

US Geological Survey

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bird Banding Laboratory

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Mt. Baker Ranger District

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Washington Butterfly Association

Whatcom Land Trust

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

Chuckanut Community Forest Park District


Mary Janell Metzger

Northwest Youth Services (Heather McGuinness, Community Relations Coordinator )

AS Queer Resource Center

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

LGBTQ Advocacy Council


Mark Neff

Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, District Ranger


Tara Perry

Opportunity Council

Center for Service-Learning

SpicerDent Productions


Kimberly Peters

Public schools in Whatcom and Skagit counties (pre-K through 12th grade)

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Listen and Talk Preschool, Seattle


Rosalie Romano

Windward High School, Ferndale School District

Spring Term SEC 411 students (secondary education candidates)

Community Health and Human Services students

Doug Banner, Storyteller, The Flow Project


Patrick Roulet

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

Whatcom Jazz Music Art Center

Bellingham Chamber Music


Linda Shleef

Local schools (educators and families) in Whatcom and Skagit Counties


Art Sherwood

Technology Alliance Group

Small Business Development Center

Association of Washington Cities

Invent Co-Working

Innovate Bellingham


Sharon Shewmake

Community Energy Challenge


Anu Singh-Cundy

Biology Department, Audubon

Washington Native Plant Society, Komo Kulshan chapter

North Cascades Audubon Society


Kristine Smith

Growing Veterans

Bellingham Public Schools

Lummi Nation School

Birchwood Neighborhood Association


WCC Cooperative Preschools


Bellingham Parks and Rec

Sardis Raptor Reserve


The Chore Program, Whatcom Volunteer Center

Max Higbee Center

Highgate Senior Living

Bellingham/Ferndale Community Meals

Computers 4 Kids


Tamara Spira

The Feminist Wire

Critical Resistance

American Studies Association, Community Activism Caucus


Nick Stanger

Lummi Nation

Swinomish Nation


Songhees Nation

Esquimalt Nation

Whatcom Middle School

Explorations Academy

Highline High School

Sehome High School

Job Corps Sedro-Wooley

Redfish School of Change

University of Victoria

Center for Canadian-American Studies


Theresa Warburton

Bellingham Racial Justice Coalition

Northwest Detention Center Resistance


Peggy Watt

A sampling of recent student internship locations:

Lynden Tribune

What’s Up magazine

Bellingham Alive

Northern Light

Bellingham Public Schools

Opportunity Council

City of Bellingham Mayor’s Office

City of Burien


Lulu & Georgia

Bicycle Adventures

American Cancer Society

Liam Gallagher Photography

University Communications


Jeanne Yeasting

OtherMind Press

SpeakEasy reading series

The Musée d’Orsay and Le Petit Palais museums in Paris

National Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Morgan Block Building artist studio cooperative


Jennifer Zovar

Birchwood Neighborhood Association