Associations and Organizations

This list is provided as a resource to member institutions, scholars, and practitioners seeking to leverage multi-institutional collaborative efforts on key societal challenges.

Networks with a Community Engagement Focus

Beltane Public Engagement Network

Campus Compact

Campus Engage: Network for the Promotion of Civic Engagement in Irish Higher Education

Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Community Engagement Elective Classification

Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS)

Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE)

Citizen Science Association

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)

Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)

Community College National Center for Community Engagement

Community-Based Research Canada

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

Community Engagement Fellows (northwestern Washington state, U.S.)

Corporation for National and Community Service

El Centro Latinoamericano de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario

Engage Students Project

Engagement Australia

European Observatory of Service-Learning in Higher Education

Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research (GACER)

Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)

Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research Alliance

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Faculty Development Network

Imagining America (IA): Artists and Scholars in Public Life

International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)

International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy

Latin American Center for Service-Learning (CLAYSS)

Living Knowledge: The International Science Shop Network

Ma’an Arab University Alliance for Civic Engagement

MetroLab Network

National Alliance for Broader Impacts

National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement in Higher Education (NCCPE)

National Forum for Chief Administrators of University Engagement and Outreach

National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education

New Eurasia Foundation Community-University Network

Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)

Place-Based Justice Network (PBJN)

Public Philosophy Network


Service Learning Asia Network (SLAN)

Service-Learning in Higher Education (SLIHE)

South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (SAHECEF)

Talloires Network

UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Universidad Construye Pais (University Builds Country)

University Economic Development Association (UEDA)

University-Industry Demonstration Project (UIDP)

University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)

University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN)

Networks with a Secondary Focus on Community Engagement

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

Anchor Institutions Task Force (AITF)

Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)

Association of African Universities

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Association of Colombian Universities

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (formerly NASULGC)

Bonner Foundation

Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP)

Community Indicators Consortium (CIC)

Democracy Collaborative

International Association of Universities

International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS)

National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions

New England Resource Center for Higher Education

PASCAL International Observatory

Universities Canada

University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)