Youth and Education

The Issue Area Networks connect individuals, groups, and units that have interest in or are conducting community-engaged research, teaching, and/or outreach work on similar issues to build more coordinated, internally aligned approach to addressing societal issues.  For more information about a network or for details on how to join a network, contact the network's leadership.  

Anchor Units

College Readiness Consortium

Community Service-Learning Center

Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

Network Leadership

Julie Sweitzer, Diretcor, College Readiness Consortium

Network Goal

Increase and deepen connections between the large number of faculty and staff working in their broad field to adopt a more community-engaged approach and to link them to the network.



The Youth Education Issue Area Network will be offering three 'teach and learn' sessions.  These sessions are designed to identify and connect existing community-engaged research, teaching, and public service efforts related to youth and education and to explore the potential for creating a network of colleagues engaged in similar work.  If you conduct public/community engagement work, are a University of Minnesota faculty, staff, or student, and involve community partners in your work, please consider sharing your storing in a 'teach and learn' session.  Each 'teach and learn' session wil allocate approximatley 10 minutes for each presentation.  Both U of M and community partner need to participate in the presentation.  If you are interested in participating, please email Julie Sweitzer


May 20, 2014 Workshop Video and Report

February 19, 2014 Workshop Videos and Report



December 13, 2013 Workshop Videos and Report