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.


Upcoming special events:

Think Tanks

These interactive sessions feature a different non profit agency each session presenting a challenge or issue, and those attending brainstorm solutions for the organization. Upcoming Think Tank sessions include guest organizations Housing Anchorage on Oct. 9 and Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services on Nov. 6


The 4th annual ENGAGE Week is Nov 3-7.  ENGAGE Week features a series of events focused on community engagement and leadership.  Find out more and see the full schedule on the ENGAGE Week webpage.

Civic Engagement Certificate

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

UAA faculty

Faculty are currently engaged in community projects and partnerships through research or service:

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

Spotlight on a Community Partner:

Housing Anchorage logo

Housing Anchorage

The guest for the CCEL Think Tank on October 9th, Housing Anchorage is a new coalition formed last winter with strong goals for affordable housing and new home production in Anchorage. A combination of nonprofit and government groups, Housing Anchorage includes community leaders from the Alaska Housing Finance Corp., Anchorage Community Development Authority, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, United Way Anchorage and the Rasmuson Foundation.

For more information about what housing Anchorage is doing in our community, please see the articles below as well as their Facebook page!