University Relations

Outstanding Community Partner Awards

Each year we're proud to recognize our outstanding community partners. We recognize these community organizations for their exemplary commitment and accomplishments as community-engaged learning partners, and as co-educators of University of Minnesota students.

Criteria for this award include:
  • receives positive feedback from students about their experience at the community organization
  • excels in all aspects of partnership: consistent communication, knowledge of service-learning pedagogy, and participation in our office's committees and events
  • has a long history of working with us in innovative ways
  • New Community Partner award: all of the above criteria but have partnered with us for less than one year

Award Recipients

  • Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative
  • Southeast Seniors
  • The Arc Greater Twin Cities
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities - Upper Midwest
  • Fairview Home Care and Hospice
  • Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library
  • Murray Pilot One-on-One Tutoring Program
  • OutFront Minnesota
  • Family Place
  • Dignity Center
  • New Community Partner Award: Bannadir Academy
  • Communities United Against Police Brutality
  • Sumner Library, Hennepin County Libraries
  • New Community Partner Award:  We Win Institute
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
  • Ebenezer - Minneapolis Campus
  • Pratt Community School
  • Minnesota Children's Museum
  • Project for Pride in Living
  • Sierra Club
  • Hope Community
  • Kaleidoscope Place
  • Arc Greater Twin Cities
  • New Community Partner Award: Three Rivers Park District
  • Jane Addams School for Democracy
  • New Community Partner Award: AchieveMpls
See list of past award recipients.