About CESI

The Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (CESI) fosters collaborative and mutually beneficial community-university partnerships.

Collaboration between engaged researchers and citizens is key to achieving positive social change. At the Institute, we build mechanisms for universities and communities to work together in innovative and strategic ways. We partner with community, students, faculty and intermediaries through research, training and brokering to strengthen capacity to conduct engaged scholarship and mobilize knowledge.

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The Research Shop serves as a portal between community and university research needs. Graduate students, staff, and community organizations work together to identify and address social issues relevant to our local context and beyond. We engage on questions related to social services, food systems, environmental sustainability, and more, to inform programs and policies in our communities.

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