What is Community Link?

Community Link is a place for the local community and the University to find possible partnerships and collaborations. The following offices, centers and institutes represent the hub of Eastern's community activity.

VISION

VISION, (Volunteers Incorporating Service Into Our Neighborhoods), is dedicated to helping students and staff engage in service through student-led programs. These programs are comprised of direct service with education and advocacy components. Participants in this program are eligible for LBC credit. Get involved.

Institute for the Study of Children, Family and Community (ISCFC)

Since 1979, ISCFC has provided research and service resources for local and state-wide community development. Faculty, students and community members with interests in education, health, human services and community development should contact ISCFC to explore research, grant and current program opportunities. Find out more.

Office of Academic Service-Learning

Academic service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy integrating meaningful community service into courses and curriculum. The Office of Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) is focused on building an infrastructure to support students, faculty, administrators and community members in their efforts to implement academic service-learning and foster community-engaged scholarship. 

The Office of AS-L is home to several community-based programs including: College Coaching Corps, Community Work-Study, The Business Side of Youth and Digital Inclusion.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance works to prepare the next generation of leaders and managers through one-on-one advising, group discussions, conferences, webinars, classes, volunteer opportunities, internships and mentoring. You can also earn an undergraduate or graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership. Find out more.

Government and Community Relations

Government and Community Relations serves as a liaison between EMU, government and the local and regional community.

As a liaison, the vice president of government and community relations represents Eastern on the Eastern Leadership Group and the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Association (DDA). Government and Community Relations also supports local community development projects such as Live Ypsi and the Eastern Safety Alliance.

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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 and certification center both for our EMU community and the southeast Michigan community.

College Coaching Corps & Advise MI

Graduate students and recent EMU grads serve as college advisors in Milan, Ypsilanti, Wayne/Westland, River Rouge and Belleville.

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