Population Health

February 27, 2020

University receives Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

Image of block W at Rainier VistaThe University of Washington’s three campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma have received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which is an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.

The assessments across each of the three campuses identified hundreds of examples of partnerships that embody the definition of community engagement that the Carnegie Foundation puts forth. Receiving this classification puts into focus that the work of a public research university begins at home, in neighborhoods, in the state and in the region.

The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification has been the leading framework for institutional assessment and recognition of community engagement in U.S. higher education for the past 14 years.

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