Affiliate Partners

We are interested in building partnerships with organizations that share our commitment to educating students for engaged citizenship and building strong partnerships between higher education institutions and community organizations. Organizations that share in that cause, are working with local higher education partners and interested in support, or want to build their role as co-educators of students serving in internships and other roles are invited to join Campus Compact as affiliates.

Current Affiliates

At AICAF, we understand the importance of equipping future generations with the knowledge and humility to become active members of their communities. It is vital that future generations learn these skills through higher education institutions or community-based organizations. Minnesota Campus Compact ensures that volunteers experience service-learning or civic engagement to become active contributors to the public good, and we are excited to pursue this partnership opportunity.

C.A.R.E. Clinic is a nonprofit clinic caring
​for underserved low-income residents of Goodhue County and Lake City, Minnesota. Our mission is to contribute to the Community by improving health care Access, connecting people to Resources, and promoting health Education.

The Catherine McAuley Center offers hope and opportunity through educational and supportive services that promote stability, skill-building, and connection. The Catherine McAuley Center was founded by the Sisters of Mercy who aptly named the Center after their foundress, Catherine McAuley. She believed that education was the ultimate answer to the struggles of those in poverty. Today, we continue to share mercy, bringing light and life where there was little or none.

The Cedar Rapids Public Library connects people to information, experiences, and services that enhance their quality of life so our community can learn, enjoy, and thrive.

The Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission works to advance justice, promote equality and ensure the protection of human rights for all people in Des Moines through education, advocacy, community engagement and investigations of civil rights violations.

The City of Dubuque Human Rights Commission works with residents, other City departments, and community institutions to develop fair and equitable access to government and community services and to support a more inclusive community.  Specific approaches guide our work. 

Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC) is a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to promote a healthy, caring, and just community for all people. CAC is committed to the mission of Minnesota Campus Compact and to the greater cause of civic and community engagement amidst the culture and climate of higher education. CAC’s legacy and identity is soaked in community action.

HandsOn Twin Cities is extremely proud to be a new Minnesota Campus Compact affiliate. The outstanding work that Minnesota Campus Compact does to support civic engagement through its network of colleges and universities ties closely to our mission of mobilizing people to solve the most pressing challenges in our community through volunteerism. Working with Minnesota Campus Compact allows us to discover how we can better support the changing and evolving volunteer needs of our partners in higher education. We hope, in turn, to provide tools and resources that can help support the outstanding Minnesota Campus Compact members more easily and effectively connect students to volunteer resources and opportunities. Partnership and collaboration are at the very core of how HandsOn Twin Cities operates and we couldn’t be more delighted to partner with Minnesota Campus Compact!

HECUA’s history and Campus Compact’s history mirror each other, and their missions are in perfect consonance.  When Campus Compact was launched in 1985 (and the Minnesota chapter in 1994), its express purpose was to mobilize U.S. higher education in service to and partnership with local communities.  Through learning, research, and service, colleges and their students were asked to participate in the success of those communities.  Similarly, when HECUA was founded in 1971, its purpose—and its mission ever since—was to build academic-community partnerships for justice and positive social change.  In concert with community organizations, HECUA students (drawn from 25 member colleges and universities) employ community-based methods to advance their own learning and the priorities of local people.

Of HECUA’s 11 programs around the world, four are based in the Twin Cities, working, just as Minnesota Campus Compact does, for opportunity and equity for Minnesota’s increasingly diverse population.  Because of this overlap in mission and because of the overlap in membership—all of HECUA’s Minnesota member colleges are also Minnesota Campus Compact members—we hope to contribute to Campus Compact’s discussions on the integration of civic engagement and college curriculum.  Of course, we have also chosen to become an affiliate to learn from those discussions, so that we can do our own work better.

Hope Dental Clinic is a non-profit 501(c)3. It serves the public through free dental care and education. If you lack dental insurance, have been turned away at other clinics, and lack the finances to pay for needed dental services, our clinic is here to meet your oral health needs.

Supported by the Ahrens Family Foundation, Imagine Grinnell turns imagination into action to create a more vibrant, sustainable, and healthy Grinnell. Our roots deepen relationships and enrich the community we serve.

LeadMN is college students connecting for the change. We represent the 180,000 two-year college students in Minnesota to help them transform their lives and their communities. Our students LeadMN by developing leadership skills to realize their potential, see beyond what they thought was possible for personal success, and to drive community-wide change.

The Marion Public Library serves the community of Marion, Iowa and surrounding communities.

MAVA connects, educates, strengthens and advocates for volunteer engagement leaders and their organizations, for the sake of the public good. MAVA is the premiere statewide organization educating citizens and advancing Minnesota communities through excellence in leadership of volunteers and best practices in organizational service. MAVA actively experiments with innovative practices in volunteerism. We are committed to disseminating knowledge to the broader field. MAVA and our partners receive and share resources, knowledge, and visibility to solve problems and meet our respective missions. We foster a connection to each other that holds us accountable for the just, equitable and sustainable future of our communities.

The Minnesota Private College Council serves the needs of our 17 member institutions and strives to strengthen Minnesota’s economic and civic fabric. We recognize that community engagement is a critical component of earning a college degree at our member institutions. When our students work to address real-world needs and build their ability to be engaged citizens, we all benefit. Broader understanding of college students’ community engagement work is beneficial for all of higher education. The purpose of our affiliation with MNCC is to support the work of our colleges and MNCC in nurturing students to be engaged citizens.

Minnesota State is the third largest system of state colleges and universities in the United States and the largest in the state with 30 colleges, 7 universities, and 54 campuses. We serve 350,000+ students each year, with more Students of Color and American Indian Students attending our colleges and universities than all other higher education providers in Minnesota combined.

National Kidney Foundation shares support for Minnesota Campus Compact’s mission to support civic engagement and democratic renewal. We recognize the critical need for educational institutions to foster engaged citizenship to solve problems both in our local communities and together as a democracy and would celebrate the opportunity to be a part of that initiative.  

Recovery Is Happening (“RIH”) is Minnesota’s leading non profit, full service Recovery Community Organizations. We mobilize and develop resources within and outside of the recovery community in public education, policy advocacy and is a peer based recovery support service, we are solution focused with a primary focus on mobilizing individual and community resources to promote recovery, through a menu of service or models of care that best fits the needs of the individual. The RCO embraces all pathways to recovery. Evidence shows that extended access to recovery services increases quality of outcomes.

Rochester Community Schools is focused on creating the partnerships and supports necessary to remove barriers and create opportunities for our students. This work is aligned with the MNCC commitment to enhance collaboration, learning, and collective impact. We support the mission of the MNCC and have enjoyed collaboration through the AmeriCorps Health VISTA program this last year. 

United Way of East Central Iowa unites the caring power of communities to invest in effective solutions that improve people’s lives.

Guided by a commitment to sustainability, a desire to empower through education, and a focus on accountability, WellShare partners with communities and health care providers to design, implement, and evaluate health programs that respond to the needs of each population we serve. Our life-changing work takes place in both Minnesota and East Africa, enabling us to reduce health disparities and provide community members with the essential knowledge and care they need to take charge of their own health.

Willis Dady Homeless Services provide shelter and prevention services to the homeless and near-homeless in the Greater Cedar Rapids, Iowa area.

YWCA Mankato is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.