Sustaining Hoosier Communities



Washington County is the next Sustaining Hoosier Community

Washington County is the next community to partner with the Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative, entering its fourth year.

Selected from several proposals, Washington County participated in an application process open to communities in southwest central Indiana. Submissions included a community narrative and project proposals based on the community’s goals.

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Get involved


Build new relationships with Indiana University faculty, students, and staff, while collaborating on projects important to you and your neighbors. Projects can address a range of economic, environmental, and social sustainability opportunities, and project leaders come from all walks of life—from residents to elected officials.

Community resources


Create transformative partnerships with local communities by addressing real-world issues and opportunities with your students. Engaging through Sustaining Hoosier Communities gives students a high-impact learning experience. Sustaining Hoosier Communities staff will support you with logistics during your collaboration.

Faculty resources


Impact Indiana communities while you gain invaluable academic and professional experience. Sustaining Hoosier Communities courses span the disciplines and carry credit you can apply towards your degree.Engage in thought-provoking work that addresses the issues and opportunities facing our Hoosier neighbors.

Student resources

The EPIC-N Model

Sustaining Hoosier Communities is based on the community engagement model championed by the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Community Network (EPIC-N), which universities across the nation have adopted.

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