Welcome, community partners, and to anyone interested in what UAA is doing in the community.  

We invite you to engage with us and to find ways to connect with faculty and students to meet your needs in the community. 

  • Browse through our website for ideas and information about our faculty, academic courses and current projects.

Please continue to visit our ENGAGE Social Issues website and other websites across the university, as we are large and diverse and our many Colleges and Centers connect with the community in myriad ways for research and service.


Do you know....?

The 2013-14 academic year has ended, Summer term has begun, and Fall 2014 classes begin:

Classes Start
August 25
Fall Finals
Dec 8-13
Winter Break
Dec 25-Jan 5

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About upcoming special events and students in the community?

Think Tanks

Think Tank events were piloted this year and will continue in the fall.  These interactive sessions feature a different non profit agency each month presenting a challenge or issue, and those attending brainstorm solutions for the organization.

Certificate Graduates and Summer Community-Engaged Courses: Students in the Community

Congratulations to our 6 Civic Engagement Certificate graduates this year. We look forward to seeing how they continue their community engagement efforts post-graduation.

Civic Engagement & Learning (CEL) Internship students are working across the globe this summer!

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That students can earn a Civic Engagement Certificate that involves them as active citizens? 

Our students are introduced to Civic Engagement and are then involved in internships that place them in a variety of not-for profit or governmental agencies.  Graduates earn their Certificate along with a variety of majors including Social Work, Environment & Society, and Sociology.

Judy with internship CEL 395 students

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UAA faculty are engaged in community projects and partnerships through research or service.

Naomi Torrance, School of Nursing, traveled with UAA students this spring to rural Alaska to proved free health screening exams for children enrolled in Head Start programs.  

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Spotlight on a Community Partner:
Local organization New Hope on the Last Frontier is a faith-based organization with the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty in downtown Anchorage. They provide life skills classes, recovery services, as well as food distribution to over 350 families in need each week.

Learn more at www.newhopeak.org.