Community engagement leaders in the Salish Sea Region.

Community Engagement Fellows is a lively, fun, and effective way to help people learn together, build new partnerships, and address important issues in their communities. 


We are excited that people in other organizations have adopted, and adapted, Community Engagement Fellows methods in their own contexts.


Some programs hosted by coalition members are called Community Engagement Fellows, and others are not. We use the methods in a variety of ways to move our work and our communities forward.


Coalition members communicate regularly to improve our practices and support each other in this evolving and creative work. The Coalition Resources page has examples of what we share.

You are welcome to join the coalition to contribute your energy and ideas, and learn alongside the rest of us.


Membership is free and open to all who work within a public-serving agency or other community organization working for the common good.


Coalition members:


  • Receive updates about new resources;

  • Support each other in improving our shared practices;

  • Explore opportunities to co-host events;

  • Participate in our coalition gatherings. 

Coalition Members

Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the numerous organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort through co-sponsoring events and providing meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Special thanks to Eastern Washington University, Northwest Indian College, University of Puget Sound, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental for their ongoing dedication to the work.

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