Welcome community partners and all 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.
- View Community Engaged Faculty Scholar profiles to learn about our engaged faculty, their projects and interest areas, and opportunities to connect.
- Browse through our website for ideas and information about our faculty, academic courses and current projects. Follow our social media channels to stay connected on upcoming events and announcements.
- Contact us if you have questions or comments.or need assistance in connecting with UAA.
Please continue to visit our website and other websites across the university, as UAA is large and diverse. Our many Colleges and Centers connect with the community in myriad ways for research and service.
Upcoming special events:
These interactive sessions feature a different non profit agency each session presenting a challenge or issue, and those attending brainstorm solutions for the organization. Check the homepage or our Facebook page for upcoming events.
Typically held 3 times per semester, the first Thursday of the month.
Urban in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA Conference
Annual conference scheduled in the fall each year, typically late October. This conference brings together students, faculty, and community members in a day of community engagement around social issues.
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, Early Childhood Education, Sociology, and Psychology.
Faculty are currently engaged in community projects and partnerships through research or service:
- Read about the current CCEL Faculty Minigrant projects.
- "Selkregg Award: spotlighting Anchorage’s African American history" Read about Dr. Ian Hartman, UAA assistant professor of history and recent Selkregg Award recipient, and his research into the history of African Americans in Southcentral Alaska.
Spotlight on a Community Partner:
ARISE (Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence) is a collaborative impact project dedicated to ensuring that, “From cradle to community,
every Alaska Native child leads a healthy and empowered life with access to unlimited
opportunities.” One goal of ARISE is that indigenous children be empowered to know
who they are, their heritage and culture, and their role in the community.