Many times communities and organizations have great ideas but need specific resources to help them move towards action. University of Minnesota, Morris Center for Small Towns (CST) has the resources and expertise you might be looking for through their Connecting Students and Communities Program. This program is a joint partnership between the Center for Small Towns and the UMN Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships. This program assists communities and organizations on community identified issues and projects while creating unique opportunities for University of Minnesota Morris students to engage with and contribute to small communities. Past projects have addressed a variety of issues including housing, youth development, diversity, arts and culture just to name a few. To read more about projects that have been completed and get ideas for your community visit the Center For Small Town Community Project Examples page. The proposal deadline is August 15, 2016 and projects will begin in fall 2016.
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