Due to public health concerns, all CEF activities will be hosted online for 2020-2021.

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Beyond Boundaries

Forge new collaborations that transcend geographical, political, and sociocultural boundaries. 


Online Design Clinics

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

CEF 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.

Learning Together Today

Reflect with people from around the world writing daily thoughts and observations. 

Community Engagement


Learn something new at a Community Engagement Forum!

Forums are free and open to the public, and themes vary.

Place Matters Gatherings

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

Community Connect

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



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.

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