Outstanding Community Partner Awards
Each year we're proud to recognize our outstanding community partners. We recognize these community organizations for their exemplary commitment and accomplishments as community-engaged learning partners, and as co-educators of University of Minnesota students.

Current 2018 - 2019 Awards:

Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)

Haven Housing

People Serving People (PSP)

Partner Awards

Criteria for this award include:

  • Receives positive feedback from students about their experience at the community organization
  • Excels in all aspects of partnership: consistent communication, knowledge of service-learning pedagogy, and participation in our office's committees and events
  • Has a long history of working with us in innovative ways

New Community Partner Award:

  • all of the above criteria but have partnered with us for less than one year

Award Recipients


Southeast Seniors

Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative

Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative
Southeast Seniors

The Arc Greater Twin Cities
Ronald McDonald House Charities - Upper Midwest

Fairview Home Care and Hospice
Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library
Murray Pilot One-on-One Tutoring Program
OutFront Minnesota

Dignity Center
Family Place

New Community Partner Award:
Banaadir Academy

Communities United Against Police Brutality
Sumner Library, Hennepin County Libraries

New Community Partner Award:
We Win Institute

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Ebenezer - Minneapolis Campus
Pratt Community School

Minnesota Children's Museum
Project for Pride in Living
Sierra Club

Hope Community
Kaleidoscope Place

Arc Greater Twin Cities

New Community Partner Award:
Three Rivers Park District

Jane Addams School for Democracy

New Community Partner Award:

Athletes Committed to Educating Students (A.C.E.S.)
CommonBond Communities
Simpson Housing Services

New Community Partner Award:
Hennepin County Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, Office of Pediatric Research and Advocacy

Communities United Against Police Brutality
Homework'n'Hoops: Loring Nicollet Bethlehem Community Center ( this is now part of Project for Pride in Living)
Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative

New Community Partner Award:
Jackson Street Village (a Wilder Foundation program)

Minnesota Internship Center Charter School
East Side Neighborhood Services
180 Degrees, Inc.

New Community Partner Award:
The Tretter Collection (housed in the Elmer Anderson Library)

English Learning Center
Franklin Learning Center
Jeremiah Program

New Community Partner:
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio
Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Youth Farm and Market Project

Frogtown Leap Forward for Children Collaboration
Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Project for Pride in Living, Inc.