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What We Do

Doing good in College Park & Beyond

The Office of Community Engagement facilitates and nurtures connections between the University of Maryland and our neighboring communities.

We work to enhance the University’s commitment to community investment and the public good through programming, partnerships, and capacity building that address local opportunities and challenges.

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Spark new ideas and meaningful collaboration

As campus connectors, we collaborate on opportunities and challenges impacting our local communities by convening local stakeholders, including:

  • Local government
  • Educational institutions
  • Businesses/Corporations
  • Local and national non-profits
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community groups
  • Community Leaders

Partnership Wheel

Our values, strongly aligned with the university's Strategic Plan, serve as our foundation for creating impactful university-community partnerships in College Park and beyond.

  • Center and listen to community priorities
  • Identify resources and expertise
  • Amplify community visibility and voice
  • Establish mutually beneficial connections
  • Celebrate milestones with the community
  • Assess all community engagement efforts
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Our Impact

Our community partners are essential in shaping our local impact in College Park and beyond. Our strategic commitment to community engagement has a transformative influence on the lives of those who live, work, and play locally.

Annual Connections Made
Annual Community Investment
Community-Nominated Service Projects Completed
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