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Welcome to the Center for Community Engagement

We Link Academic Resources with Community Needs 

The Center was launched in 2004 to link academic resources with community needs. The Center coordinates and supports opportunities for faculty and students to learn from and with nonprofit organizations, rural communities, tribal communities, and other public partners in the state. It works with departments, faculty, and students across campus, coordinates activities with other units with relevant teaching, research, and service missions, and develops relationships with public and community partners.


Click below to learn about our new free community newspaper, written by UND students and is now distributed to 30 locations around the community. Read the full stories about these Grand Forks topics: economics, population, social issues, environment, politics, history, arts and education, neighborhoods and communication.

CG News


Click below to learn about the Center's Alvin Austin Legacy Program. Austin was a professor and chair of the UND Journalism Department for over 30 years and an advocate of experiential learning and community engagement.

Austin photo

Click below to learn about our Stone Soup Awards and Reception highlighting UND faculty, students and community members who have contributed significantly to connecting academic resources to community needs.

Stone Soup