Community Enhancement and Engagement

Document

Building

Landing Page

The Grinnell community has no borders. Everything from the curriculum to the day-to-day conversation in the residence halls is open-ended in context and consideration. For those who want to add geographic dimension to that intellectual latitude, the cities of Des Moines and Iowa...

News Item

Grinnellians in town this summer can grab some free popcorn and enjoy old and new classics at the College’s Movies under the Stars nights. Upcoming movies: Friday, July 18: Animated fantasy-comedy Frozen Friday, Aug. 8: Heartwarming sports drama The Blind Side All movies are...
  Thirteen Grinnell projects and initiatives will benefit from $34,000 in grant support this year from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program. The mini-grant program is just one of the ways that Grinnell College's Community Enhancement and Engagement office offers to strengthen...
We are pleased to announce that Tayler Chicoine ’14 and Ana Novak ’14 are this year’s winners of the Community Engagement Award. The award, in its first year of existence, provides up to $1000 for Grinnell College students to implement creative projects collaboratively...
Eleven local projects and initiatives will benefit from $34,000 in grant support this year from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program. The mini-grant program is just one of the ways that Grinnell College’s Community Enhancement and Engagement office strengthens community...
The 2013 Holiday Dinner was a resounding success in generating a contribution of $1,243 and 151.2 pounds of food for the Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) food pantry in Poweshiek County. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all staff and faculty who donated to this cause. This...
  Apprentices and Community Partners at Work The rising sun shone brightly on the morning of Wednesday, October 6th -- perfect weather for Grinnell’s second annual participation inInternational Walk To School Day. Hailing from 64 different classes in 5 different schools, a total...
Do you ever wonder what college rankings mean for your high school student? Randy Stiles, associate vice president for analytics and institutional research at Grinnell College, will present a free public presentation on “Making Sense of College Rating Systems” at 7 p.m. Thursday...
At the Grant O. Gale Observatory and in parks around town, two members of the College community are making sure that children in Grinnell keep their minds working over the summer. Arts in the Parks You can’t miss Tilly Woodward’s glitter-covered truck, which appears in parks...
This 2013 holiday season, shoppers can help the Grinnell High School library by shopping locally. During December, the Pioneer Bookshop will donate 10% of all sales to the Grinnell High School library. Cassie Wherry, manager of the College Bookstore and Pioneer Bookshop, said...
Working a job or researching a Mentored Advanced Project in Grinnell this summer has an added benefit for Grinnell College students — they’ve discovered city festivals, lakes, and trails to explore. “Grinnell really comes alive in the summer,” says Angela Harrington, president...
Whether you’re researching, working, or just enjoying the summer, we encourage you to get off campus and take fullest advantage of all Grinnell has to offer in the summertime.  We hope that this first-ever “Summer in Grinnell” guide will give you lots of ideas.  Let us know if...

Group Info

The Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement supports the College’s core mission by helping our hometown to become an even stronger place to live, work, and study.  Serving as a liaison between Grinnell College and the surrounding community, the office administers the...