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EMU Community Work-Study Program

Undergraduate students can earn their work study award by working with local government and non-profit organizations.

EMU Testing & Certification Center

EMU is launching a testing & certification center both for our EMU community and for the southeast Michigan community.

We Have Made Ourselves: Ypsilanti's African American Signage Project | Friday , October 21, 2016, 4pm - 7pm

Community Conversation & Charette. Open House Format. At Riverside Arts Center. 

Business Link Opening Event| Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 5pm - 7pm

Learn about EMU's new virtual portal to engage business and industry. Meet the EMU's Business Engagement Council and the offices coordinating the EMU's Business Link. Food & conversation included. 

SPARK East Incubator, 215 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 

Walk With a Stranger: A University & Community Building Event | Thursday, November 3, 2016, 4:30 pm - 6pm 

Walk. Dialogue. Dinner. EMU to Depot Town. 

To learn more, visit here or contact us at emu_engage@emich.edu

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! 

Engage (verb)

To occupy oneself; become involved

Engage@EMU 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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