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Community Connect

Inviting community conversations to Western's campus.

The Community Connect program works to provide community partners with a platform to collaborate and reach a broader audience at WWU.  We are striving to amplify the voices of community partners as educators. The program builds a space that invites dialogue, highlights local nonprofits, and is based in collaboration. 

Co-hosts

Julie Moon with WWU's Human Resources office

Please see below for the full list of community partners that make the Community Connect program possible. 

Upcoming Community Connect events:

 

Stay Tuned! 

Past Community Connect Events:

 

March 5, 2020

Forests and Public Lands in Washington a Community Connect program

U.S. Forest Service

The Washington Department of Natural Resources

December 5, 2019

WWU Holiday party raising awareness of food insecurity and donations.

Bellingham Food Bank

WWU Student Food Pantry

October 17, 2019
Economic Vitality and Sustainability in Whatcom County a Community Connect program at WWU
Port of Bellingham  
Downtown Bellingham Partnership  
WWU Community Relations                                            

 

November 5, 2019
Growing Change: Food Access in Bellingham a Community Connect program at WWU
Bellingham Food Bank 
Common Threads Farm 
WWU Outback Farm                                                                                       

 

November 15, 2019
Community Connect: Whatcom County Childcare a Community Connect program at WWU
Opportunity Council  
YMCA   

Brigid Collins  

Bellingham Center for Healthy Motherhood    

WWU Caregivers and Parenting group      

 

May 9, 2019 

Community Connect: “On the Water” at WWU

Community Boating Center

WWU Lakewood

Bellingham Bay Outrigger Paddlers

 

February 19, 2019

Community Connect: Board Service Training Program at WCC

Whatcom Community Foundation

Volunteer Center of Whatcom County

 

December 12, 2018

WWU Holiday party raising awareness of food insecurity and donations.

Bellingham Food Bank

 

October 18, 2018  
Community Connect: Board Service Training Program at WWU 

Whatcom Community Foundation

Volunteer Center of Whatcom County


Feb 7, 2018  

Community Connect: Board Service Training Program at WWU

Whatcom Community Foundation

Volunteer Center of Whatcom County

 

April 12, 2018 

Community Connect: Find your Fire and bring it to community action!  at WWU

Volunteer Center of Whatcom County

 

December 5, 2017

WWU Holiday party raising awareness of food insecurity and donations.

Bellingham Food Bank

 

October 24, 2017

Community Connect Service Day Opportunity

York Community Farm 

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.

©2020 Community Engagement Fellows