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Community Engagement


Learn something new at a Community Engagement Forum!
Forums are free and open to the public, and themes vary.


Cohort Meetings

Participate in our Community Engagement cohorts. These cohorts meet regularly to discuss effective learning partnership design and to support each other in their ongoing and emerging collaborative work.


Place Matters Gatherings

Engage with members of the broader community who care about place-based learning at these social gatherings.

Place Matters Nov 2022

Community Engagement Fellows: State-of-the-Art

Join us in Xwotquem/Bellingham, WA on

May 10-12, 2023 for Community Engagement Fellows: State-of-the-Art, an opportunity to learn how you might expand your organization’s role as a systems convener. 


Engaging Places Tours

Discover, acknowledge, and honor the stories of place and community.

A photos of a salish sea map


Venture to our place-based retreats. These are gatherings that bring together an even wider array of people for shared learning and partnership-building. To date, they have ranged in length from a half-day to three days.


Students in Community 

The Students in Community program provides a required link from the Center for Community Learning to the community partners through a co-created
Work-Study program.

Online Design Clinics

Contribute your wisdom to help people move forward with challenges in their community-based work.


Community Engagement Fellows: Africa

Share community experiences and learn from fellow leaders from different African countries. 


Community Connect

Find new avenues for collaboration between WWU and the community through dialogue.

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