• Animated photo of Minnesota Food Charter members

    The Minnesota Food Charter Network is building statewide support for healthy, safe, and affordable food.

  • Newman Fellowship nominee Gemechu Mekonnen poses outside Bruininks Hall

    University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences (CBS) sophomore Gemechu Mekonnen is passionate about the relationship between academics and civic engagement.  

  • Close up of plants inside a Deep Winter Greenhouse

    Deep Winter Greenhouse technology and community partnerships are paving the way for more Minnesota-grown produce in winter.

  • Raven Ziegler on the Twin Cities Campus

    University of Minnesota student Raven Ziegler’s heritage is inspiration for her work at the University and beyond.

  • University of Minnesota Morris Sustainability Director Troy Goodnough, Center for Small Town Program Coordinator Kelly Asche, and student employees of the Office of Sustainability and the Center for Small Towns. Front row (from left to right): Goodnough, Sydney Bauer; Maeve Maron; Haley Gill; Mckenzie Dice; Sophie Bishop; Alexa Barta; Katie Ledermann. Back row (from left to right): Matthew Ebaugh and Asche. Photo courtesy of Kari Adams.

    The award-winning “Morris Model” promotes clean energy and community connections on a local and international level.

  • Katie Johnston Goodstar on the Twin Cities Campus

    Katie Johnston-Goodstar and a team of youth researchers are working to understand how school climate may be negatively affecting Native American kids.

  • Students and instructors in the Humanitarian Crisis Simulation course

    The University's Humanitarian Crisis Simulation course aims to build knowledge in the field of humanitarian aid through immersive experience.

  • A young girl wears face paint and colorful adornments

    Minneapolis artist Michael Hoyt’s DreamsLand project is a grant recipient of the Center for Urban and Regional Affair's Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative which aims to build more equitable communities.