Building Strong Communities

The Office of Community Engagement facilitates connections between the University of Maryland and its surrounding neighbors.  Established in 2012, the office has contributed to the University of Maryland public service mission by creating mutually collaborative educational, business, government, and community partnerships.

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Office of Community Engagement (OCE)
by the Numbers


Campus / Community Connections
Total Volunteers Gathered
"Making a Difference (MD)" Awards Given
Faculty / Staff Supporters
Annual OCE Investment in the Community
Total Volunteer Hours Organized


Terps Against Hunger partners with UMD religious groups to feed DC families
More than 125 students gathered in the Memorial Chapel to pack meals for the Feed the Families of Metro DC Service Project.
September 19, 2017
PDF iconCollege Park Dream Team establishes mentoring and tutoring program after five years of success for local youth
CP Dream Team celebrates five years of relationship building between youth and local law enforcement with basketball.
September 5, 2017
UMD School of Music Partners with Collington, a Kendal Retirement Community
Two music students will join the retirement community as artists-in-residence.
June 14, 2017
College Park Community Food Bank serves local families in need
University of Maryland students volunteer their time working at the food bank.
April 13, 2017
Sixth Annual Good Neighbor Day Unites Community through Service
Over 700 volunteers participated in 11 community service projects across Greater College Park.
April 11, 2017

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ThirdThirstyThursdays 2017

Calendar of Events

Good Neighbor Day 2017 - Highlights


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