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CSU Launches Website to Promote Partnerships with Community

Cleveland Engagement Project showcases and facilitates collaborations

Cleveland State University has launched a dynamic new online portal for promoting collaborations between CSU and its neighbors across Northeast Ohio. The Cleveland Engagement Project ( is designed to showcase and to facilitate partnerships between students, faculty and staff at CSU and the community at large.

CSU’s Office of Civic Engagement manages the interactive website, which allows partners throughout the region to find each other, share information and celebrate accomplishments for the mutual benefit of student learning, academic scholarship and community well-being.

“We intersect with the community in many ways, which is integral to our identity as an urban university committed to Engaged Learning,” said Byron White, Ed.D., CSU Vice President for University Engagement. “With the Cleveland Engagement Project, our hope is to create an ever-expanding portfolio of civic-engagement partnerships, including everything from one-time volunteer experiences to service-learning projects to long-term collaborations that tackle the region’s toughest challenges. These opportunities allow campus and community alike to maximize the benefits of our interdependence.”

For the launch of the site, 50 partnerships are showcased in commemoration of CSU’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebration. The Cleveland Engagement Project has a searchable database with details on a host of current joint ventures between CSU and a wide array of partners, including:

  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • PlayhouseSquare
  • Cleveland Metroparks
  • Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management

New partnerships will be added going forward.