Students present research from Community Engaged Learning program partnership

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – UW-La Crosse students are presenting their research done right here in the La Crosse community.

Students worked with a local organization, The Women’s Fund, to send out surveys to find the more urgent economic, social, and health needs of people living in the city.

This partnership is part of a new program for the university called Community Engaged Learning.

It allows professors to give their students real-world experience working with local non-profits, civic organizations, and businesses.

“I think being able to work with community partners is super important, being able to be active in the community,” said Senior Researcher Kassidy Leannis. “It was cool to be able to design the survey and talk with community partners and be able to present our research and it was really meaningful actually.”

19 courses participates in the program this year, involving 316 students with 36 area organizations.

This was the program’s first academic year, and leaders hope to bring it back next year.

Area businesses are still able to join the database for future partnerships. More information and a submission form can be found here on UWL’s website.

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