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

 

Reflections 2017-2018

 

Short reflections on participation in the program, and a summary of outcomes. We hope they are informative and inspiring! Enjoy!

Hannah Andersen: Collaborating Across Institutions
Jessica Bee: The Professional Development of Deeper Connection
Jessie Bloss (Raetz): Addressing Loneliness in the Third Space
Kathleen Brian: Of Archives and Disquiet
Setsuko Buckley: Community Engagement Fellows Program Reflections
Rita Daniels: Incorporating Service Learning Projects in Organizational Culture Course
Eric Davishahl:  Reflections on a Redesign of an Engineering Course around Outreach Activities
Kristin Denham: Integrating Linguistics into High School
Darcie Donegan: Reflecting on Community Engagement Fellows
Jim Drinkwine: Developing a Digital Marketing Course for WCC
Justin Ericksen: Connecting Students to Marginalized Populations Through Storytelling
Krista Gordon: Growing the Salish Sea Experience Field Trip
Anna Groat-Carmona: Creating an Adult STEM Education Program in Kitsap County
Susanna Hamilton: Sharing Sustainability Stories
Anita Harker: Getting Out of Routine
Pippa Hemsley: Equity and Inclusion Forum Workshop for University Faculty Members to Practice Using Effective Communication Strategies to Understand and Resolve Conflicts
Brenda Henoch: Building a Greater Sense of Community
Lisa Turner: Engaging Communities through Large-Scale Printmaking
Kari Jo Hilgendorf: Reflections on Design Clinics
Julie Hirsch: Expanding a Professional Community
Catalina Hope: Creating Intentional Community
Tim Kowalczyk: Sustainable Development and Implementation of an Energy Ambassadors Program
Janelle Leger: Establishing an external advisory board for the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) at WWU
Yu Lei: How the Community Engagement Fellows Changed Me
Andrew Lucchesi: Building a Community Engagement Curriculum from the Inside Out
Lauren Maniatis: Building Community Connections as a New Faculty Member
Kristen McDade: Leaning About Types of Engagement
Michael McDaniel: Engaging Communities Through Stories of Place
John Moon: Learning More About Community
Derek Moscato: Learning More About the Salish Sea
Robin Preisinger:  Connecting ESLA Students to Community Service ESLA Dire

Amy Rydel: The Art of Convening for Increased Collaboration
Julia Sapin: Rethinking Ways for Community Engagement
Alex Smith: Achieving New Organizational Goals
James Spaich: Reflecting on the Community Engagement Fellows Experience: What Do We Bring to the Table?
Beth Tyne: Assessing Experiential Learning- Past and Present