UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement is an initiative that supports student participation in community-based activities in western Maine and beyond that are intentionally designed 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 engagement type.)

How can you 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:

  • DEADLINE to Apply for Intern Awards for Summer or Fall 2016 Semesters:  Friday, April 1, 2016

Go to our Partnership News page for updates on what’s happening with the Partnership

Check below to see issues of the Partnership Press newsletters:

Partnership Press – December 2015 Issue

Partnership Press – Spring/Summer 2015

Partnership Press – December 2014 Issue

Partnership Press – May 2014 Issue

Partnership Press – December 2013 Issue

See the Partnership’s Year 3 Outcomes Summary Report



This website is maintained by the Partnership. It is meant to serve students, faculty, staff, and community sponsors. Suggestions for improving this site are always welcome.