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Upcoming Events

Keep up with community engagement events on campus and in the Cedar Valley!

VALU Training

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Philanthropy Center (425 Cedar Street, Waterloo, Third Floor)

Description: Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley invites non-profit member agency representatives to attend the next VALU training.  Come play the Volunteer Management Game and take-away some basic management elements to support your volunteer programs. It'll be a fun training full of conversation, best practice sharing, and networking. RSVP to Anne Nass ( This meeting is open to anyone interested in volunteer management.

Interactive Innovation Workshop for Nonprofits

Date: Thursday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: NewBoCo, 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Description: This day-long Interactive Innovation Workshop teaches nonprofit leaders and their teams to: develop a broader understanding of innovative thinking, behaviors, and language; how to apply innovative tools in your everyday thinking; and take these tools back to strengthen their teams. The price is $99, which includes coffee and lunch.
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Virtual Meeting - Community Partnerships 

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Zoom Web Conference

Description: In 2017, Iowa and Minnesota Campus Compact are pairing up to offer member staff, faculty, students, and community partners more opportunities to connect across the region using web video conference technology. These meetings will be engaging and interactive and offer the opportunity to meet new people, make connections, and get new ideas and resources. We will offer monthly meetings on topics relevant to a variety of community engagement priorities as well as affinity group calls once a semester for people at similar campus types to discuss common challenges and opportunities.

This meeting will focus on creating strong, reciprocal community partnerships.

Please visit to register for this event.

Community Engagement Celebration Day 

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Maucker Union Ballrooms 

Description: Community partners and UNI faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to showcase their community engagement work! Many UNI faculty, staff, and students are involved in community engagement work through courses, research, student organizations and professional service. Be thinking about what projects, research and /or partnerships you can share with the UNI and Cedar Valley communities!