The Center for Community Engagement is here to facilitate partnerships between IU Kokomo and communities in our region to make sure that all parties get connected to the correct resources, and to help your organization/project be successful. Contact the Center to find out how we can work together to make north central Indiana an even better place to live and work.
Indiana University Kokomo is a regional campus committed to enhancing the economic development, quality of life, and educational attainment in our north- central Indiana service region. We believe that by working together, we can make our communities better. As a public institution of higher education, it is our responsibility to use our abilities and resources to lift up the region. We partner with non-profit organizations, businesses, K-12 school corporations, health care, and economic development organizations all in an effort to create better opportunities for everyone.
The Center for Community Engagement works to be a campus-wide resource to connect IU Kokomo faculty, staff and students with businesses, non-profits, and community-based organizations throughout our service region, and to be a central point of contact for community members. Our engagement focuses on creating campus and community partnerships and collaborations that are reciprocal and mutually beneficial through teaching, research, and service. The Center connects the community to expert university faculty and resources that address local and regional needs.
Applied and Community Research Center
As a part of IU Kokomo's overall community engagement, the Applied and Community Research Center works together with IU Kokomo faculty to promote and coordinate research partnerships and/or collaborations between faculty, students, and local organizations based on areas of faculty expertise and organizational needs or initiatives.
- For community organizations, the ACRC can help you with program evaluation, strategic planning, needs assessment, education, stakeholder, and client surveys.
- For faculty, we provide professional development, course releases, summer stipends, project support, and development grants to support applied and community research.
- For students, we provide student assistantships, internships, and the opportunity to partner with community organizations.