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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.

Take Charge of Your Journey! 2016 Michigan Teen Conference |  Tuesday-Wednesday, June 21-22, 2016 

Promote this event with foster youth ages 14-21! Please see here for more information. 

No Limits - College to Career Conference | Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at EMU. Read more about it here! 

Growing Hope has internship positions available for Spring/Summer 2016! Detailed information about the positions can be found here and here

All postings, and application instructions can also be found online here

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to apply@growinghope.net 

Building Blocks for the Food Entrepreneur is a series of free workshops put on by Growing Hope , with partnership from the MI Small Business Development Center, SCORE - Washtenaw County, the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC, and SPARK East Incubator.  Support comes from Growing Our Local Economy: Washtenaw County Act 88 funds.

There are two workshop tracks, though people are welcome to attend any and all workshops they see fit. While workshops are free, preregistration is required

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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