Since its founding, Heritage University has been committed to improving the lives and welfare of the people in the surrounding area, primarily by educating future leaders in education, social work, healthcare, the environment, and other disciplines. But our commitment extends beyond the classroom with faculty, students and staff engaged in community service and with active community-based research conducted by our faculty, often working with students. With an eye toward bringing together the amazing diversity of our region and state, we are dedicated to creating a brighter future for everyone.
The CNW was established in 2012 to provide a focal point for these outreach activities. Exciting work is underway and more is planned for the future. By encouraging faculty research, the Center provides a platform for extending their work to audiences outside our campus. In a partnership with the Yakima Valley Community Foundation we provided the foundation for One Voice for Higher Education, a collective impact initiative to improve educational outcomes. The Imagining the Future roundtable series invites the creative and innovative expertise of practitioners around Washington and the country to explore with us practical solutions to the challenges faced by our region. During the past year we have hosted a roundtable discussion of Latino/Latina education led by Frances Contreras, a leading expert on the topic. A series of three forums sponsored by Carnegie Corporation offered community leaders opportunities to collaborate on education, healthcare, and the environment. Our plans for the coming months include the publication of faculty research papers and new Imagining the Future roundtables on best practices in K-12 education, healthcare, the economy, and the environment.
Welcome to our web portal. It provides a showcase for the variety of programs, research and projects we have already undertaken as well as our plans for the future. We invite you to explore, to learn about the work of the Center, and to be inspired to participate in creating a better quality of life for all our citizens.
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