We look forward to working with you!

Community Engagement involves fostering mutually beneficial partnerships that enhance student learning, address societal concerns, and improve quality of life by co-creating partnerships that meet community needs.

What is Community Engaged Learning at UWL?

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) is a classroom to community relationship that involves academically-based community engaged courses where student learning takes place in partnership with a community organization/business. The student has course content related reflection and/or faculty mentorship that enhances student learning while also providing a service to the partnering agency.

WATCH Community Engaged Learning in action!

Thank you Advisors Management Group (AMG) for establishing an endowment which supports Community Engaged Learning projects, including the example in this video. If you are interested in financially supporting CEL opportunities for UWL students in the future, contact the UWL Foundation at or 877.895.3863

Why create a partnership with UWL?

  • Leverage instructor expertise and student enthusiasm to address your needs at low (or no) cost.
  • Get help on short term and special projects from student volunteers or interns, or a course-embedded project.
  • Support student learning through practical application of student knowledge and skills.
  • Identify potential new employees.
  • Increase your visibility on campus

WATCH how partnerships impact students!

How to partner with UWL?

Are you looking for ...

volunteers? expanding section

Students find volunteer opportunities based on their interests, skills, goals and availability. 

interns? expanding section

Your timeline may suit the academic year (fall, spring or summer) or a different project-specific time frame. You may also prefer certain majors.  Students find internships based on their career goals and availability.

researchers and/or project-based learners? expanding section

Research collaborations typically occur on campus under instructor guidance. We will contact you to discuss what aspects of your project would fit with the timing and content of our coursework. 

A course-embedded project may allow more students to be involved than would be common through an internship or an independent research project, though all three arrangements are available.

Contact Us!

Lisa Klein, Community Engagement Coordinator


Visit Us!

UWL Office of Community Engagement
Cleary Alumni & Friends Center, Room 104
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601