Our Mission & Purpose

WSU’s Community Engagement Institute partners with communities and organizations to strengthen Kansas through education, leadership development, facilitation, project management, and research.

  • Promote best practices in organizations and communities interested in improving people’s lives. We provide technical and practical capacity building, trainings, coaching, project management, and related supports.

  • Foster meaningful connections and engagement with community partners to create positive change. Our staff connect with community partners to spark new ideas and innovations to address challenges in organizations and communities.

  • Provide applied learning opportunities for students interested in meaningful community and organizational experiences. These opportunities enhance student experiences at WSU and greatly expand our capacity to serve communities and organizations.

  • Conduct high-impact, state-of the-art applied research and evaluation with diverse organizations, communities, and systems.