Community Partnerships

We partner with schools and communities to tackle the most pressing educational challenges facing our region--from new interventions in early learning to next-generation practices in STEM education. In partnership with community, we co-design locally-responsive solutions which serve as regional and national templates for success.

Meet Our Faculty

Faculty Highlight

ANN ISHIMARU, a faculty leader of Unite:Ed, is deeply concerned about how to ensure universities and faculty members partner with instead of work on communities in our region. 


During Ideathon, teams of UW undergraduates had 24 hours to develop and present their ideas to better serve the needs of immigrant and refugee students and communities. 


Unite:Ed’s foundational community-practice-research partnerships are long-term alliances — they are collaborations between families, community leaders, practicing educators, and researchers. 


  • Community Partner Fellows: Connect advanced doctoral students with education partners throughout the Puget Sound to study and co-design solutions to pressing regional challenges - Give Now
  • Faculty Recruitment & Startup Packages: Recruit talented researchers and educators to the College of Education - Give Now
  • Endowed Chair in Community Partnerships: A named endowment, a Chair in Community Partnerships will act as a regional convener and help drive the College's research-to-practice partnerships - Contact Advancement Team
  • Unite:Ed: Ignite community-centered solutions, based in research and best practices - Give Now


Community Partner Fellows

Faculty Recruitment