Community Shares

[email protected] acts as connector and convener between the university and communities we partner with, as well as being present and engaged in various university initiatives.

Check here weekly for new information about what's happening in the community on and off campus. The Community Shares calendar is updated twice weekly and included in our monthly Pick Six newsletter.

  • Carnegie Classification

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    How We Started.

    The Carnegie Classification recognizes higher education's commitment to community engagement. Eastern Michigan University received the Carnegie Classification in Community Engagement in 2008.

    View more information on the history of this classification as well as its (re)classification.

    Engage cultivates connections and collaborations between the University (faculty, staff and students) and nonprofits, municipalities, schools, and individuals.

    NERCHE assists in the management of the Next Generation Engagement project designed to develop and implement civic engagement initiatives aimed at the next generation of students, faculty and scholars in higher education.


  • Community Announcements

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    • SEMIS is seeking volunteers for their annual Community Forum on Thursday, May 19th from 8:30am-2:30pm. Volunteers do not need to stay all day. Click here to learn more about this event. To sign up to volunteer, click here
    • Staying Power presents "Spoke From the Soil: When Love is a Thing Called Home" on May 14 & 15 at Ypsilanti Community High School. Click here to purchase tickets! To support the show, click here to donate to their wishlist. 
    • PMCH is seeking to hire  a motivated professional to serve as their Empower U Program Coordinator implementing a program, Empower U.  Empower U is a community based initiative designed to engage middle and high school youth in interactive, weekly sessions designed to develop their leadership skills and post-secondary education planning. To learn more, and apply, click here! 
    • Ann Arbor YMCA is HIRING staff, interns, and volunteers for Summer Day Camps. Interested in joining their team? Click here to explore the available opportunities.  
    • Eagle Engage Corps is currently accepting applicants. Find more information here.
    • The FCC's Affordable Connectivity program assists families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information here.
    • Find Washtenaw County COVID-19 Vaccination information here.
    • The Returning Citizen Fellows Program is accepting applications! This program is a cohort structured student success and persistence program for individuals who were formerly incarcerated in and/or with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Click here for more informoration. 
    • Check out all the active job openings on Talent Connect for Washtenaw County!

    Click on the event for more details!

  • Community Partnerships

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    To learn more about our acitve partnerships and programs in and with the local community, click here to access our 2022 Community Partnerships list. 

  • Community Resource Guide

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    At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we created a spreadsheet listing a vast variety of community resources. That spreadsheet has now evolved into an updated community resource guide that is available to you. The completion of this resource guide could not have been possible without the assistance of so many organizations whose names may not all be enumerated. Their services and information are sincerely appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.

  • Explore Ypsi: West Cross St.

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    Welcome to Ypsi new students, faculty, and staff! 

    The Ypsilanti DDA is partnering with EMU Engage to bring you a brand new token program! We are handing out over 1200 $10 tokens valid only at West Cross businesses to new EMU students, faculty and staff! Students, Faculty, and Staff will be able to find tokens at EMU orientation, Homecoming, and at welcome back and campus events throughout September while supplies last. Click here to learn more about tokens and how to use them. 

  • Pick 6 Newsletter

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    • Click here to visit our blog, Pick 6 Continued! This is the space to dive deep into all things [email protected]. Read long-form versions of our newsletter stories and much more!