Volunteers needed for pilot tool on community engagement


The Office of Community Engagement and Civic Learning (CECiL) will soon launch Collaboratory, a university-wide community involvement tracking database that will provide a portrait of George Mason University’s footprint across the region.

With this new tool, faculty and staff will be able to share the details of their community engagement and public service activities, highlight their community-engaged teaching and research, effectively share research and services with potential donors, funders, and partners, and explore what other units and centers are doing across campus.  

“We anticipate this tool to help leverage relationships with community partners that are already established on campus to assist with coordination, communication, and building trust within the community,” said CECiL Director Kristen Wright. “Collaboratory allows us to take a systematic approach to highlighting academic and co-curricular service with community organizations and support the institutional mission of inclusive excellence.” 

Individuals interested in being part of the pilot and including their community engagement and public service projects in the database should email Shanelle Highsmith, Program Manager for Outreach and Partnerships