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Community Engagement Coalition

The Community Engagement Coalition promotes undergraduate leadership at Northwestern by convening and supporting student-led organizations committed to local civic engagement and community service. The Coalition provides a collaborative space for confronting local social justice issues through student group collaboration in partnership with the local community.

Community Engagement Coalition affiliated student groups commit to send a contingency of 2-3 student leaders from their leadership team to participate in one meeting per quarter.  Coalition meetings focus on networking, exploring issues of ethical engagement, hearing from local community leaders and discussing programming collaborations and community concerns. 
Student organizations recognized as Coalition members will receive priority in regards to campus resources offered by the Leadership Development and Community Engagement Office (i.e. special grant funds, invitations to dinners with guest speakers, access to local social justice education events and trainings)

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The Coalition hosted a series of virtual interviews during COVID with community and campus leaders on the topic of community engagement. The interviews, facilitated by Flannery Cusick '21 and Alex Moore '21, are designed to help Northwestern students learn about and from local leaders. 


Understanding the Campus / Community Relationship

Video: Interview with Shayla Butler, Neighborhood and Community Relations

Introduction to the Reparations Movement in Evanston 

Video: Interview with Robin Rue Simmons, Alderwoman

Equity in Evanston Schools

Video: Interview with Devon Alexander, District 65 Manager of Equity and Diversity

Being a Social Change Agent / What Does Community Partnership Look Like

Video: Interview with Michele Rogers, Director of Chicago Partnerships for Kellogg

Welcome to Evanston / Anti-Racist Work and Action in Evanston

Video: Kemone Hendricks, Evanston Present and Future 

A Conversation with Evanston Mayor-elect Daniel Biss 

 A conversation with Evanston Mayor-elect Daniel Biss