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Community Engagement Initiatives

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While the Office of Community Engagement supports a range of partnerships, the office seeks to meet identified community needs in five initiative areas in particular. Community assessments have indicated that there is a high level of need in each of these areas, which also coincide with learning outcomes and Morris campus initiatives. A lead partner represents each initiative and serves on the Office of Community Engagement’s advisory board.

Arts and Culture

The arts and culture initiative seeks to deepen the community's appreciation for its unique culture and for the arts and to promote the creativity of all people by:

Elder Partnerships

The elder partnership initiative seeks to involve elders of all ages, walks of life, and with a wide range of abilities more directly in the community through intergenerational partnerships with elder care facilities and individual elders by:

Youth Partnerships

Through the youth partnership initiative, University of Minnesota, Morris students in service-learning courses support young people and the agencies that meet their needs by focusing on the assets of the youth and the agencies that serve them by:

Sustainable Living

The sustainable living initiative seeks to continue implementing projects and conducting action research related to creating a sustainable community. We aim to do this by:

Inclusive Communities

The inclusive community initiative seeks to work toward a truly safe and welcoming community in which all people can be successful by: