The Civic Scholarship Initiative connects University of Puget Sound’s faculty and students with people and organizations in the south Puget Sound region to engage in shorter-term projects and initiatives. The Civic Scholarship Initiative allows us to cultivate strong relationships with our local community while offering students the chance to engage in Tacoma in meaningful and transformative ways that bring their liberal arts learning to life.

By investing the university’s intellectual capital, the initiative provides real-world laboratories for faculty and students to pursue their research and teaching objectives while partnering with regional organizations to solve problems, develop policy, and educate the public on regional and national issues’ significance.

Experiential Learning Programs and Support offers cultivated opportunities for students to apply to, or students can apply for funding for a position they found outside of our list. All partnerships through CSI should promote the university’s educational, service, and research missions and seek to bring the community and university together in productive and supportive collaboration. If you have questions or want to learn more about submitting a project or applying for projects with community partners, contact Community and Student Outreach Program Coordinator, Nicole Kendrick at