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Partnerships for Community Groups

We are committed to cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships and applied and service-oriented projects that strengthen our local, state, national, and world communities. Through community outreach and service learning, the Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) in Oxford and on the Regional Campuses can partner with your community to advocate for and enhance the impacts of volunteerism and social change.

Our Career Services offices are well positioned to help you identify and place student interns and our newest alumni ready to enter the workforce.

Many of our University centers and institutes provide consultation and research services to communities that help shape beneficial policies and programs.

Miami University has developed partnerships with city, state, and federal elected officials and government agencies, as well as with civic leaders and representatives from community-based organizations. Community-based partnerships have multiple goals, including:

  • Education outreach that translates academic research and knowledge into community knowledge;
  • Community-based research and evaluation that engages and empowers community members and community-based organizations as partners in research activities;
  • Service learning, which uses action and reflection to meet needs and enhance learning through mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnerships;
  • Volunteerism;
  • Advocacy and activism to create positive social changes;
  • Economic development activities designed to improve the economic and civic environment of a given community.