Who We Serve
We work with students enrolled in the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. We also collaborate with U of M faculty and instructors to develop U of M community-engaged learning classes, and with more than 200 Twin Cities nonprofits, to develop volunteer and service-learning opportunities for U of M students.
Our Services and Programs:
Community-Engaged Learning Class Support and Resources:
We are the U of M office that helps support and develop community-engaged learning classes. We also offer faculty and student workshops, training, and resources related to community-engaged learning.
Student Volunteer Advising and Placement:
Our office provides one-on-one advising to students seeking volunteer opportunities in the Twin Cities.
Community Engagement Scholars Program:
Our office is the home of the U of M’s Community Engagement Scholars Program (CESP). CESP combines volunteering, service-learning classes, and a capstone project. Undergraduate students can participate in this program to receive official University recognition for their public service.
Our Community Partners in the Twin Cities:
Our office partners with over 200 nonprofits in and around the Twin Cities and connects U of M students and faculty with these organizations through service-learning classes and volunteering. Our partnerships with Minnesota nonprofits are an invaluable part of our work.
Our Related Programs:
Off-campus study programs focused on social justice. For a semester or a summer term, students concentrate on the environment, the arts, urban studies, writing, civil rights, or agriculture.
National Student Exchange (NSE) is a consortium of U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Students who attend a school within the NSE consortium can go on exchange to any other member school. That means students can go on exchange for a semester, summer or year to schools all over the United States (including Hawaii and Puerto Rico), as well as Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada!