UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement is an initiative that supports student participation in community-based activities in western Maine and beyond.  All Partnership activities are intended to be mutually beneficial to UMF students and to the communities served.

Student-community engagement activities supported by the Partnership include:

(Please see “Definitions” for a description of each type of engagement.)

How to get involved:

  • Students interested in working with community organizations or local businesses, please start here.
  • Faculty and staff seeking to expand student learning opportunities through community placements may start here.
  • Community businesses and organizations interested in securing assistance from UMF students on high priority community projects may start here.

News and Upcoming Events

Fall 2014 Internship Fair - October 1, 2014
Check here to see all  Upcoming Events and Meetings.
UMF’s Partnership Receives Maine Campus Compact President’s Leadership Award
MCC Award Photo (2)
Lorraine Pratt and Celeste Branham, UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement, presented award by Don Tuski and Sally Slovenski, Maine Campus Compact

During Maine Campus Compact’s annual awards ceremony on April 30, 2014 in the State House Hall of Flags in Augusta, UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement was presented with the President’s Leadership Award.  Awarded every other year, these bi-annual awards recognize departments or programs that demonstrate exceptional contributions to community service, service learning, and/or civic engagement on their campus.

“In the two short years that the Partnership for Civic Advancement as been active, it has made a significant difference to individual students, community organizations and to the fabric of UMF, said Kathryn A. Foster, UMF president.  “The first of its kind in the University of Maine System, it shows how students can provide valuable service throughout the community while gaining professional experience and confidence in the field.”

Go to our Partnership News page to read the full story.


 Partnership Press – Spring 2014 Issue!

Click here to view the first issue of the Partnership Press

Partnership Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Internship Program

For more information and to see photographs of the event, go to our Partnership News page!




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