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About Community Partners

Partnerships are vital to the success of our campus and our community. We view community partners as co-educators in our students' college experience. Community partners provide "real life" experiences for our students that increase the relevance of what students are learning in their classrooms. Community partners gain access to academic expertise through service-learning projects and help provide an important perspective in our students' civic development. Students provide needed services and staffing to local schools and non-profit organizations.

We invite community partners to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with our office. Let's work together to build a stronger community!

Ways to Partner

There are many ways that community partners can collaborate with the Office of Community Engagement. To propose an idea for a partnership, please complete the project proposal form (coming soon...).

One-time Community Service Project

One-time community service projects are opportunities for students with busy schedules to serve or for those wanting to check out various organizations. One-time community service projects require very little training. These projects are often good for groups such as our clubs, who are looking for community service opportunities. Examples of one-time service projects include event set-ups, serving for special events, ditch clean-up, or staffing children's activities for an event.

Ongoing Community Service Project

Ongoing community service projects require an ongoing commitment from volunteers. These projects tend to be best suited for individuals or a larger group that can send over a few of its members at regularly schedule times. Training is often required. Examples of some ongoing community service projects include the Senior Student Surf Connection at Summit Apartments, tutoring in after school programs, or working at a local therapy farm.


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Community Service Facebook Feed

Small but mighty crew at the Polk County Museum on Saturday!
Small but mighty crew at the Polk County Museum on Saturday!

If you are a member of a club that still needs to get in a community service pro...
If you are a member of a club that still needs to get in a community service project, or if you are not in a club and just want to volunteer, Crookston Youth Service Day is this upcoming Saturday. Meet at Crookston City Hall, 124 N. Broadway for a light breakfast. Then we have a choice of projects: downtown flower planter cleanup, assisting with a couple projects at the Carnegie Library, and finally packing boxes at North Country Food Bank. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board outside my office, 240 Sargeant Student Center OR just let me know you're coming and I'll sign you up!


Community Service News Feed

U of M Crookston Named to 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
For students working together across campus and across the community adds meaning to classroom studies and life. Service by students at the University of Minnesota Crookston was recognized recently when the campus was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education...

U of M Crookston, University of North Dakota, and Northland Community and Technical College to Co-sponsor Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015
Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Unity Walk followed by a program and recognition.An area-wide Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration will take place in Crookston, Minn., on Monday, January 19, 2015, and is the result of collaboration between the...

Student Awards Celebration held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the U of M Crookston
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston.To view or download photos, visit the photo gallery. ward recipients include the following students:CSA Student Senators and...

IRS Certified Free Tax Service Available at U of M Crookston
Students in the University of Minnesota Crookston Accounting and Finance Society are ready to help with tax preparation. The VITA/TCE site will operate from Monday, February 24 through Monday, April 14, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 4...