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Community | \kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē\
a diverse group of people linked by social ties, shared perspectives, common histories or characteristics, and the potential for activating powerful joint action
Engagement | \in-ˈgāj-mənt\
“emotional involvement or commitment . . . the state of being in gear” (Merriam-Webster). To be in partnership.
Through a unifying ethos of community engagement, we challenge our students and ourselves to engage as community members and researcher-practitioners in powerful conversations and partnerships that activate a community’s resources for solving today’s complex problems.