The Office of Community Partnerships supports Idaho’s communities, provides hands-on learning opportunities for students, and connects university resources with local priorities as part of the University of Idaho’s commitment to improve the quality of life of all Idaho citizens.
We do this through:
Community-based student projects: Addressing the needs of communities while preparing students to succeed in a rapidly changing world, community-based student projects transform the university’s research and teaching into useful, tangible results around the state. Through internships, service-learning classes or volunteer activities and interdisciplinary learning experiences will students develop the ability to identify and address complex problems and opportunities.
Applied research and evaluation
As part of the University of Idaho’s land grant mission, our applied research activities put theories and ideas to work to address real world needs. Our partnerships with communities and organizations around the state are guided by community priorities, indicators and evaluation to allow fact-based decisions and to measure the impacts of this work.
Partnering on grant proposals
Community-university partnerships make good sense to funders. Together we can provide meaningful student experiences, while bringing cutting edge design, research and limitless energy to tackle real-world community programs.
Have an idea? Contact us and together we can explore a partnership that addresses your community’s priorities. We are also happy to connect you with the many other resources available at the University of Idaho.
For more information, contact us: