October 27, 2015



VA Engage is a collection of universities in the Averett week to engageCommonwealth of Virginia that are dedicated to their surrounding communities through many different community partnerships. VA Engage connects these universities’ community engagement offices in order to spread new and beneficial ideas and resources to raise campus-community ties throughout the Commonwealth.

All VA colleges and universities, two-year and four-year, public and private, are welcome to be members.

Learn more about how to get involved as an individual or institution.

Mission Statement

VA Engage Network builds the capacity of Virginia colleges and universities to prepare students for lives of engaged citizenship and to mobilize community-campus partnerships that strengthen communities.


Christina LiPuma, Network Chair
Old Dominion University

Lynn Pelco, Faculty Development Chair
Virginia Commonwealth University

Drew Stelljes, Service Year Alliance Liaison
The College of William and Mary

Steve Grande, VA Engage Journal
James Madison University

Grace Albritton, Communications Coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University

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