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Institutionally-affiliated participants:


Morgridge Center for Public Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Morgridge Center for Public Service connects University of Wisconsin-Madison students, staff and faculty to local and global communities to build partnerships and solve critical issues through service and learning.

In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, a core value is that of building equitable relationships with community partners and strong citizens among the student body. MCPS affiliates with the Center for Community and Not Profit Studies, the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network, the Global Health Institute, and the UW-South Madison Partnership Office

Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), Loyola University Chicago

CURL is the longest-running science shop in the Midwest, and is one of the most vibrant collaborative research centers in the U.S. As a vital part of Loyola University Chicago, the Center accesses the vast resources of this major urban university, nationally recognized for its centuries-old Jesuit tradition of excellence in scholarship and commitment to service.


Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

CUIR has been providing research services and technical assistance to public and non-profit organizations to help them make informed decisions. CUIR promotes strategic partnerships, across disciplines and sectors, integrating a dynamic network of expertise to address community issues.


The Steans Center, DePaul University, Chicago

The Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning (CbSL) and Community Service Studies provides opportunities and experiences for students to develop social agency through CbSL courses, community internships, research, scholarships, placements, and community-based student employment.  The Center hosts a the Monsignor Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships (UECP), the Community Service Studies Minor (CSS)  and the DePaul Community-based Research Faculty Fellowship Program.


Center for Social Concerns, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana

The Center for Social Concerns (CSC) provides community-based learning courses, community-based research, and service opportunities for students and faculty and lies at the heart of the University of Notre Dame. It is a place where faith and action, service and learning, research and resolve intersect. Over the past 29 years, the Center has offered educational experiences in social concerns inspired by Gospel values and the Catholic social tradition so that students and faculty may better understand and respond to poverty and injustice.


Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, Western Michigan University 

The mission of the Walker Institute is to engage in research, teaching and service to promote:

  • Understanding of race and ethnic relations, with a special emphasis on the causes of disparities and the contexts in which conflicts as well as shared purposes and perspectives arise.
  • Appreciation of the diverse peoples and cultures of the United States, with special emphasis on the peoples and cultures of Michigan.
  • More equitable and inclusive communities and institutions, especially in this region of the state and throughout Michigan.