aerial view of the UC Davis campus and water tower

University Collaborators

Connecting UC Davis with Communities

Supporting communities through mutually beneficial and impactful partnerships is a priority for UC Davis. Community Campus Connect is here to help you locate collaborators for your community engaged scholarly activities.

We connect people at Public Scholarship and Engagement is to connect people — from UC Davis and beyond — so they can work together to solve today’s problems and tomorrow’s challenges.

Submit an Interest Form

Get help with your community-university project

Community Campus Connect is meant to connect faculty, staff, and students with community-based groups and organizations (e.g., nonprofits, businesses, government agencies, community groups). You’ve come to the right place to identify community partners for:

  • Community-engaged learning courses
  • Community-engaged research
  • Community-engaged arts and humanities projects

We recommend taking a look at the Public Engagement Portal to get an idea of the kind of programs and projects currently in your area, and the wide range of possibilities for community-university partnerships. 


I’m ready to get started, what are the next steps?

In order to make sure we’re directing your inquiry to the right potential partners, we need to learn a little bit more about you, your initiative, and what kind of partnership you’re looking for. Below is a quick overview of the next steps. There aren’t too many, but if you have any questions along the way — don't hesitate to let us know!


Check out the FAQs



Three math students work together at a chalkboard to discuss math problems. Photo Credit: Gregory Urquiaga

Next Steps 

The number 1 over a yellow circle
Submit the interest form, and try to provide as much detail as you can!
(Not sure what to include? Check out the Public Engagement Portal for inspiration!)


The number 2 over a yellow circle
Our staff will reach out to schedule a brief conversation with you so we can gather any additional information we may need and get a better sense of what you are hoping to achieve. 


The number 3 over a yellow circle
Our staff will help you establish a connection with potential partners at UC Davis, and provide guidance on what to do next.


The number 4 over a yellow circle
If a partnership is formed, our staff may check in from time to time to see how things are going and make sure you have everything you need. 
Two women are looking down at a notebook together designed as a circular graphic with a gold background


Submit an Interest Form

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’m a student looking for an internship. Can you help me find a partner?
    If you are a student, we encourage you to utilize the resources from the Internship and Career Center. If you’re interested in Sacramento-based internships, please visit Quarter at Aggie Square.
  • Does Community Campus Connect help place and coordinate students enrolled in a community engaged learning course?
    Community Campus Connect is designed to help faculty, researchers, and course instructors locate partners for their engaged teaching and research. We are happy to help locate partners and advise on placement processes, but we do not place students.
  • I’m interested in learning more about how to develop a community engaged project. Can Community Campus Connect help with that?
    The Community Campus Connect service can help you find potential collaborators and guide you in partnership best practices. If you’re interested in learning more about developing a community engaged course, research, or project please visit the Faculty Fellows page.