About Us


The Office of Community Engagement was officially founded in September 2015, however, its roots go back to 2009 when the Service Learning Academy, led by Dr. Ruti Margalit, founded the Legacy Projects.  These projects are unique, interdisciplinary opportunities for UNMC students that provide, engaging, educational programming and hands-on experience with our community. 

In 2015, through the efforts of a dedicated interprofessional team of faculty and staff, UNMC earned the designation as a Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation, one of four medical schools and the only health professions university in the nation to be so designated.

This impactful designation is a shining symbol of UNMC's efforts to design education congruent with the needs of our greater community through engagement and mutually beneficial partnerships.