Community Engagement

Addressing the needs and interests of our diverse communities locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.


2024 UofL Engaged Scholarship Symposium 

The UofL Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium is an annual opportunity to network and share current research and teaching activities involving community partners and service to the community. The ninth annual symposium was held March 22 at the Shelby Campus. 

 UofL Libraries Professor Fannie Cox with community partner co-presenters from the Friends of the Parkland Library.

The theme for the 2024 Engaged Scholarship Symposium was Community-University Collaboration: Working in Partnership with Our Community with panel presentations, lightning talks and roundtables featuring university-community collaborations involving UofL and Bellarmine University (a full listing of the proceeding is available here). Many community partners attended the symposium as co-presenters with their university collaborators including Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, the Waggener High School Black Student Union, Friends of the Parkland Library, Common Earth Gardens of Catholic Charities, Play Cousins Collective, Collins High School in Shelby County, KY.

The annual Outstanding Community Engagement Awards also took place at the symposium. The Outstanding Community Engagement Award was created in 2009 to recognize faculty, staff, students and community partners involved in outstanding community engagement through volunteerism, outreach, partnerships, curricular engagement or engaged scholarship.

This year's honorees are:

  • Student: Angel Okorie
  • Staff: James Cripps 
  • Faculty: Jennifer Middleton
  • Community Partner: Redeemer Lutheran Church
More information on this year's award winners can be found here. 


2023 Gheens Community Engagement Mini-Grants Awards Ceremony

The Gheens Foundation Mini-Grants Program held an Award Ceremony and Luncheon at the University Club on Monday, October 30th, 2023. Learn more about the awardees here

Gheens Foundation Mini-Grants Program Award Ceremony and Luncheon


2022 Partner Showcase at the 2020 Quad on the Belknap (October 13) 

Community Partner Showcase


2022 Community Engagement Luncheon at the University Club Ballroom (October 14)

2022 UofL Office of Community Engagement INVEST 3 Engaged Learning Mini Grants Luncheon

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