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Community Engagement

Engaging with public sector organizations is part of the mission of the School of Information and an important part of creating engaged students and citizens. Through partnering with non-profit organizations, UMSI students work on challenges facing communities and organizations to enhance their capacity and provide community-centered recommendations and solutions.

Fall 2021 – Winter 2022 |  Community Engagement Opportunities

Alternative Spring Break

Spring Break Volunteer Program

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: January 5
Project timeline: February 28-March 4, 2022
Project duration: 1 week 
Number of projects needed: 20


Global Information Engagement Program - SI 688

Global Information Engagement Program

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: November 15
Project timeline: May-July
Project duration: 12 weeks 
Number of projects needed: 8

SI 688: Global Information Engagement Program Syllabus


Design Jams

Design Jams

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: Clients accepted on a rolling basis
Project timeline: Clients accepted on a rolling basis
Project duration: 2-3 weeks 
Number of projects needed: 5
Note: This program runs in both the fall and winter semester. Projects are being recruited for both terms.


UMSI Community Corps

Community Corps Volunteer Program

Proposal open date: June 1
Proposal close date: August 2 (for September-December project), November 2 (for January-April project)
Project timeline: September-December or January-April
Project duration: 15 weeks 
Number of projects needed: 6-10
Note: This program runs in both the fall and winter semester. Projects are being recruited for both term