About Us

Office Information

Office hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone number 262-595-3340
Located in Tallent Hall 


UW-Parkside's Continuing Education and Community Engagement mission is to: Educate and Engage individuals and organizations by offering professional development, personal enrichment, and community-based learning experiences through dynamic partnerships that address community priorities.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the University of Wisconsin-Extension established the Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) in 1997, and in doing so created a portal for connecting the resources of the university to the needs and priorities of the community. The CCP was formed with support from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Outreach Partnership Center grant and has been sustained thereafter by program revenues and support from UW-Parkside, UW-Extension, and local stakeholders. UW-Parkside, the CCP, and its staff have obtained numerous statewide and national accolades. In 2006, UW-Parkside was recognized among only 30 public postsecondary institutions in the country to achieve the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classification of "Community Engagement" in both categories of "Outreach and Partnerships" and "Curricular Engagement." In 2004, the Nonprofit Development Program (NPDP) was added to the array of successful program areas within the CCP. 

In 2015, the center's name was changed to Continuing Education and Community Engagement, in recognition of the growth of the continuing education programming.

Presidential honor roll     Carnegie Foundation logo     VISTA

Accomplishments and Milestones

1997 | University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the University of Wisconsin-Extension established the Center for Community Partnerships (CCP)
2002 | UW-Parkside became the original home of the Wisconsin Campus Compact, founded with leadership from the Center for Community Partnerships
2006-2014 | UW-Parkside received the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classification of “Community Engagement” in both categories of “Outreach and Partnerships” and “Curricular Engagement”
2015-2025  |  UW-Parkside received Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching re-classification of “Community Engagement," demonstrating a deeper commitment to community engagement than initial classification.
2006-2013 | Provided leadership in earning the university a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service National Honor Roll each year
2007-2011 | Received two federal grants totaling $2.5m, which provided free training, technical assistance, and financial assistance to over 90 community organizations
2009-2013 | Received an Office of Juvenile Delinquency Prevention grant totaling $500k for the Mentor Kenosha & Racine Partnership, which strengthened youth mentoring across the region
2004-2007 | Received two Learn and Serve America sub-awards. In 2004-2007 for building social and economic capital and in 2010 for engaging students in STEM in community food issues
Since 2004 | Hosted or sponsored 29 Americorps VISTA members

Business Development Partners

A Line of Wine
Accessibility Home Medical and Rehab 
Adventures in Lifelong Learning 
Aging and Disability Resource Center of Racine County 
Allay Home and Hospice 
Alzheimers Association of Southeast Wisconsin 
Andrea & Orendorff LLP 
Asset Builders of America, Inc. 
Assisi Homes of Kenosha
Barton Senior Residences of Zion 
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kenosha and Racine 
Big Sisters of Greater Racine 
Boy Scouts of SE Wisconsin. 
Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha 
Brookdale Senior Living 
Brookside Care Center 
Cayen Systems 
Celebre Place 
Center for Veterans Issues (CVI) 
City of Racine, Department of Development 
City of Racine, Department of Housing 
Comfort Keepers 
Continuum of Care/Homeless Assistance Coalition 
Dimensions Home Health Care 
Energy Service, Inc. 
Gateway Technical College 
Godfather's Club of Racine 
Grand Prairie Health and Rehabilitation
Green Bay Packers 
Green Path Debt Solutions
Harmony Living Centers LLC 
Health Care Network 
Home Instead Senior Care 
Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO) 
Hope Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse 
HOPES Center 
Hospice Alliance, Inc 
Housing Authority of Racine County 
Housing Resources, Inc. 
Human Capital Development Corporation, Inc.
Individual Development Account Program     
Inspiration Ministries 
Jenkins & Vojtisek, S.C. 
John XXIII Educational Center 
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin 
Kenosha Area Business Association 
Kenosha Community Foundation 
Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center 
Kenosha Fire Department Paramedics Program 
Kenosha Firefighters Foundation
Kenosha Unified School District 
Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation Kenosha North 
Legal Action of Wisconsin 
Make a Difference Wisconsin 
ManorCare Health Services-Kenosha 
Mentor RUSD 
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee 
Police Pals, Racine Police Department
Racine Community Foundation 
Racine County Aging and Disability Resource Center 
Racine County Treasurer's Office 
Racine County Workforce Development 
Racine Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 
Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency 
Racine Literacy Council
Racine Urban Garden Network (RUGN) 
Racine Vocational Ministry 
Reilly, Penner & Benton LLP 
Right at Home Kenosha/Racine 
Rolling Hills Senior Living 
RSVP Mentoring Program (Kenosha) 
RSVP Mentoring Program (Volunteer Center of Racine) 
SAFE Haven of Racine 
Sisters of St. Dominic 
SOAR of Racine 
Society's Assets 
State of Wisconsin-Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 
Sustainable Edible Economic Development (SEED) 
United Way of Racine County
UW-Extension of Racine County 
Vitas Innovative Hospice Center 
Wegner CPAs 
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare 
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority 
Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library 
Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) 
Women's Resource Center

Community-Based Learning Partners

Abundant Life Church 
ARC of Racine County 
Aurora Medical Center
Baxter International Foundation 
Bedogne Chiropractic 
Bethany Apartments 
Bethesda Thrift Shop 
Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha 
Brookside Care Center 
Case New Holland 
Creative Arts Resource and Network (CARaN) of W. Racine County 
Condell Hospital 
Continuum of Care 
Eagle Spring Lake Water District 
Eco-Justice Center 
ELCA Outreach Center 
Evangelical Lutheran Congregations of America 
Family Literacy of Racine 
First Step Services 
Focus on Community 
Frank Elementary School 
Growing Power 
Habitat for Humanity-Racine 
HHC Employment Services 
Hispanic Business & Professionals Association 
Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO) 
HOPES Center 
Hope Safe House 
Hospice Alliance 
Human Capital Development Corporation, Inc. 
Junior League of Racine 
Kenosha County UW-Extension 
Kenosha Health Department 
Kenosha Literacy Council 
Kenosha Public Museum 
Lakeside Curative Services, Inc. 
Love, Inc.
Mentor Kenosha Racine 
Milwaukee Area Workforce 
Music Matters 
National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) 
Nature's Best 
Peace Learning Circles 
Prevent Blindness in RUSD
Pringle Nature Center 
Project Concern of Cudahy 
Racine Area Soccer Association (RASA) 
Racine Community Foundation 
Racine County Economic Development Corp. 
Racine County UW-Extension 
Racine Family YMCA 
Racine Friendship Clubhouse 
Racine Health Department 
Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency (RKCAA) 
Racine Literacy Council 
Racine Urban Garden Network (RUGN) 
Rhode Theater 
Shalom Center 
Sharing Center 
SOAR of Racine 
St. Joseph Academy 
St. Vincent DePaul Society 
Teen Challenge 
United Way of Racine County
Urban Outreach Center 
UW-Parkside Campus Technology Services 
UW-Parkside Center for Community Partnerships 
UW-Parkside College of Arts and Sciences 
UW-Parkside First Year Experience 
UW-Parkside Institute of Professional Educator Development (IPED) 
Village of Union Grove 
Waukegan Public Library 
Wheaton Franciscan Health Care 
Wisconsin Early Autism Project 
Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
Zion Benton Township

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact the Continuing Education and Community Engagement at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or e-mail ccpinfo@uwp.edu.


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