University of Iowa


Community Engagement
Take a look at the new projects we're supporting in partnership with Iowa communities in 2019-20!
This year's partner is Keokuk!
The Office of Outreach and Engagement provides speakers, artists, faculty, and staff to speak and perform for service clubs, schools, senior centers, and other community groups across the state.



View a sampling of projects

We collaborate with communities across the state to positively impact quality of life for Iowa residents. Watch our video to see work done by students and supported by faculty, or learn more about the Office of Outreach and Engagement from our Annual Report.

Profiles of Success

Campus Support Through Grants

Grants through the Office of Outreach and Engagement support initiatives that shape teaching and learning on campus while building on excellent community programs.  The Outreach and Engagement Spring 2020 Community Impact Grant is open now through October 1. The Micro Grant and Theme Semester Supplemental Grant are open now through December 2.

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Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities develops multiple 
campus & community collaborations in one geographic area for positive, cumulative impact.

How We Work

Upcoming Activities

 WorldCanvass: Art and the Face of War

WorldCanvass: Art and the Face of War

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us on Thursday, September 19, for “Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy,” the first program in the new season of WorldCanvass.  While Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya and Russian writer Leo Tolstoy were separated by time and space, the two created incomparable masterworks centered on the tragic events of the more than decade-long Napoleonic Wars.  We’ll view that momentous period of human struggle and suffering through Goya’s shocking collection of prints called ...
2019 Latinx Youth Summit

2019 Latinx Youth Summit

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:00am to 2:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
The Latinx Youth Summit is part of the 21st Annual “Strengthening and Valuing Latinx Communities in Iowa” conference to be held in Iowa City, Iowa. The youth summit attracts 300 high school students from around the state. The Latinx Youth Summit is coordinated by the Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the University of Iowa School of Social Work in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Learn more and register at

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