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No Limits - College to Career Conference May 20th, 2015 at EMU. Read more about it here! 

Bright Futures’ Growing Mindsets, Growing Grit, and Growing Opportunity Conference on Friday, June 26th, at Eastern Michigan University.
Details available here.

SEMIS Coalition  Community Forum 2015 - June 1, 2015 -9-1:30 p.m. Questions? Please contact Nigora Erkaeva at nigora.erkaeva@gmail.com
 
SOS Community Services is offering a Development Internship position! View requirements here.
 
 Learn more about EMU's Community Based programs The Business SIde of Youth, Digital Inclusion and Art Around Town here
 
College Coaching Corps provides college coaches to local high schools. The college coaches are full-time graduate assistantships from programs such as counseling, Student Affairs Higher Education and College Counseling. The coaches are trained through the Michigan College Access Network. Currently, EMU has college coaches in Milan and New Tech High, Ypsilanti. Learn all about the program and its successes thus far! 
 
Check out The City of Ypsilanti's First Pop Up Store!

 

EMU's Office of Academic Service-Learning & VISION honored for their  collaboration with 826Michigan -- check it out!

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The United Way Volunteer Center is now open! This virtual Volunteer Center will connect people interested in volunteering with local nonprofits that rely on volunteers to achieve their mission. More than 65 agencies have listed more than 160 needs and counting on the new site. The site will accommodate individuals as well as groups, and will be provided at no cost. Visit VolunteerWashtenaw.org to find out more and to volunteer, Washtenaw!
 
United Way to launch new Washtenaw County Volunteer Center online system this fall! To learn more about how to use the system, contact the Washtenaw County United Way at 734.971.8200 or email Amanda Reel at areel@uwwashtenaw.org

 

 

 



Engage (verb)

To occupy oneself; become involved

EMU Engage is

a collective of University offices, departments, programs and personnel working with and working in community engaged activity.

Community Engagement is

the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

-Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 

Community Engagement at EMU

is an integral part of our character. It is embedded not just in the broad statements of our vision, mission and strategy but in the definition and character of student learning, the curriculum, and faculty research, scholarship and creative activity.

Four tests are used to determine the value and quality of EMU's community engaged work:

(1) Is it useful to and valued by the community?

(2) Are we enhancing the capacity of local and regional institutions: to serve their citizens/ stakeho2lders, to solve problems, and to create thriving and sustainable communities?

(3) Are our students, faculty and staff enhancing their own learning?

(4) Are we as an institution growing in our capacity to be of useful service to the immediate, regional and global community?

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