We are proud of our highly regarded community-engaged programs.
Through our community engagements, the College of Community and Public Service creates a dynamic learning environment for our students and empowers our community partners with quality research and data. Our accomplished faculty offers a wide range of expertise, including criminal justice, health administration, hospitality, human welfare, nonprofit management, public service, philanthropy, social justice, and tourism. Our Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy shapes usable knowledge for nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.
We call ourselves an engaged College because we take the skills and talents of our faculty and staff and we work on projects in the community. We help to be a voice. We see ourselves as a college and a university, but we are part of the community and not separate from the community. - Dean George Grant, Jr.
WGVU Morning Show
SLAM (Students Leaving a Mark) assisting with relief efforts after Tropical Storm Maria hit North Carolina.
A feature-length documentary on the concept of giving that was produced by a Grand Valley faculty member is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.
February 16, 2018
Graduate student Kathryn Ellens won first place for her thesis on Opioid use and pain management.
February 14, 2018
Teams with ideas to make lasting community change are encouraged to submit entries before March 2.
February 23, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
13th Annual Art & Science of Aging Conference Overcoming Barriers to Healthy Aging