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Connecting Students and Communities (CSC) Program

by Melissa on October 2nd, 2014

Connecting students and communities (CSC) program

Is your organization looking for assistance? The “Connecting Students and Communities” (CSC) program through the Center for Small Towns and the University of Minnesota Southwest Sustainable Development Partnership, provides the service of a University of Minnesota, Morris undergraduate student to help local units of government, K-12 schools, or community-based organizations in the areas of research, project administration, or other support.

Applications are for a 150 hour commitment Spring Semester 2015 (mid January – mid May). Preferences will be given to applicants who will be able to provide a financial match to help offset the cost of hiring a student and travel expenses. However, those without matching funds will be considered as well.

The application is open September 29th through October 20th, 2014. To apply on-line go to  

CST staff can assist your organization in the development of the application. If the proposal is funded, staff will also help in the coordination of activities related to the student’s involvement and help provide technical assistance related to these projects. If you have questions, need assistance, or want a paper copy of the application contact Jessica Beyer at (320) 589-6451 or

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If you are receiving a CST News Bite for the first time, we want you to know that there is a lot happening at the Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota, Morris. As one of our key contacts, a leader in the region, and a friend of the Center, we want to keep you apprised of the new and exciting ventures we are working on and exploring. We will be sending you news bites in order to keep you informed. As always, feel free to contact the Center for Small Towns at 320-589-6451 or at any time for questions, inquiries, suggestions or comments.

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