ENGAGE with this issue:

Recent legislative action

Relevant research

State resources relating to Education & Youth Development

Read about the Creative Activities Fair hosted by UAA's Early Childhood Education Program!

Having fun at the Creative Activities Fair!
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This issue area has aimed its focus on early childhood education programs in Alaska. Current research on head start and reading programs suggest that kids who go to preschool substantially improve their performance in elementary school. Recently much funding has gone into supporting these programs in the United States. There are lots of reasons why early childhood education is important to our community.  There are both short-term and long-term gains from investing our time, money and energy in improving the quality and quantity of education our at risk children are receiving. [Read more.]


Events & Activities

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Academic Courses

Rachel Wintz, UAA student engaging in social issues on Domestic Violence   
Teaching and Learning Together
  • Students, take a service-learning course.
  • Faculty, create a service-learning component for an existing course or develop new curriculum.
  • Community partners, engage UAA students in internships and volunteer opportunities by contacting us.


Professor Van Dommelen engaging students on the issues of environmental sustainability    Deepening Levels of Engagement
  • Get inspired by the stories of past or current projects.
  • Participate in our Community Partner Speed Dating event held in fall and spring each year.
  • Send us your stories, including photos and video clips of UAA community partnerships and projects.
  • Contact us with your ideas for a new project.

Community-Based Research

Community Partners can make a difference by building learning opportunities with UAA.       Building Community Knowledge