What We Do

Through leveraging our talents as a network, we build the institutional capacity of our member campuses and their partners to achieve their civic missions. Additionally, we build campus-community partnerships to improve community life. We achieve this through utilizing the following local, regional, and national strategies:

  • Awards – A range of regional awards recognizing the great work people and programs are doing across our region. We have a wide variety of awards — some for faculty, student groups, campus-community partnerships, community leaders, staff, and engaged campuses. Visit our awards page for more information.
  • Grants – Both large and small-scale grants, in the form of an AmeriCorps VISTA member, or a mini-grant to assist with faculty development or student service.
  • Events – Both in-person and web-based professional development and networking events with civic and community engagement staff, community partners, faculty, presidents/chancellors, students, and other stakeholders.
  • Initiatives – Our current initiatives are P20 CONNECTS, Collective Impact, Global Citizenship, and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).
  • Resources – a monthly newsletter as well as a collection of reports, articles, issue briefs, and other publications to share information, ideas, evaluation findings, and success stories from across the state.

“As educators we must prepare our students to understand the importance of the word ‘citizen.’ That is what community engagement is all about.”

– Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, President, UMBC