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 organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort including (alphabetically) Children of the Setting Sun Productions, Eastern Washington University, Friends of the San Juans, Galiano Conservancy Association, Geneva Elementary School, Northwest Indian College, Opportunity Council, University of Puget Sound, WWU Center for Community Learning, WWU Salish Sea Institute, WWU Sustainable Communities Partnership, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental.

 

Many additional organizations have provided meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Thank you all.

©2019 Community Engagement Fellows

 

Engaged Campuses

Center for Community Engagement

Indiana State University

A national leader in organizing student days of service and service-based alternative break trips, ISU also produces the online Journal of Community Engagement in Higher Education.

EPICS: Engineering Projects in Community Service

Purdue University

The EPICS program is a leading example of practical, skill-based community engaged learning and successful cultivation of long-term community partnerships. (click here for overview article) Over 20 campuses throughout the country, and many high schools, now participate in this program based at Purdue.

Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

University of Michigan

Haas Center for Public Service

Stanford University

Resources include the brief and useful "Principles of Ethical and Effective Service"

Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement

Northern Kentucky University

Morgridge Center for Public Service

University of Wisconsin

Hosts of the innovative Wisconsin Idea Exchange that includes a map of faculty and community partnerships, and Wisconsin Beyond Borders, which fosters globally engaged interdisciplinary scholarship

The New School: Schools of Public Engagement

The New School hosts five interdisciplinary, problem-based "schools of public engagement" including schools of international affairs and urban policy, media studies, languages, creative writing, and adult education.

University Studies: Senior Capstone

Portland State University

In this innovative program, PSU faculty "build cooperative learning communities by taking students out of the classroom and into the field. Students bring together the knowledge, skills, and interests developed to this point through all aspects of their education, to work on a community project."

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WPI requires a nine-credit "Interactive Qualifying Project" in which interdisciplinary teams of students work with faculty and community partners to address real-world problems. Many of the projects are completed through the Institute's Global Projects Program.

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Recognizes institutions of higher education that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of effective practices in campus community partnerships. Explore the websites of recent honorees!

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