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 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.

  • NSE
    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!