MINNESOTA CAMPUS COMPACT GRANT
Enhancing St. Olaf-Community Partnerships:
Strengthening Academic Civic Engagement
St. Olaf College, in collaboration with three community partners (Northfield Community Action Center, HealthFinders Collaborative and Northfield Healthy Community Initiative), was awarded a Post-Secondary Service-Learning and Campus-Community Collaboration grant (in the amount of $13,430) from the State of Minnesota in early 2008. The project, “Enhancing St. Olaf-Community Partnerships: Strengthening Academic Civic Engagement,” sought to expand academic civic engagement activities to mutually benefit the college and Northfield-area community-based organizations.
The grant project provided training, support and resources for St. Olaf faculty interested in integrating academic civic engagement into their teaching. Specifically, the project supported eight Civic Engagement Fellows through their participation in the Civic Engagement Summer Institute and follow-up activities during the 2008-09 academic year.