Participating in Sustaining Hoosier Communities is a signature professional and personal experience with the Center for Rural Engagement. Through partnerships with dedicated community leaders and the guidance of our talented faculty, students discover new knowledge about themselves and the community they work with, cultivate transferable skills that will prove valuable throughout their careers, and develop a contagious enthusiasm for impact. Although every collaboration is unique, each student finishes their project having left a mark on the community and the community having left a mark on the student.
The IU Center for Rural Engagement improves the lives of Hoosiers through collaborative initiatives that discover and deploy scalable and flexible solutions to common challenges facing rural communities. Working in full-spectrum community innovation through research, community-engaged teaching and student service, the center builds vision, harnesses assets and cultivates sustainable leadership structures within the communities with which it engages to ensure long-term success.