CESI was established in 2009 and has achieved a national and international reputation for its original and innovative mechanisms that connect university researchers and students to community partners and initiatives. We are seeking to raise $1,500,000 to increase the scale of work and raise the profile of CESI.
University-community engagement is significant as a reciprocal must-have relationship between academia and the greater community. Our goal is to connect university- and community-based knowledge and experience, to address a wide range of social, economical and environmental issues. By doing this, we can enrich existing teaching and research programs while providing distinct benefits to our community.
This initiative will support three programs within CESI:
CESI has been operating on a small budget and has developed a reputation as a leader in this field. Imagine what this campaign will do for our university and community. Our goals are to: