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WSU Spokane Community Outreach

Health and Community Outreach

Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU)

Part of the statewide WSU Extension network, the Child and Family Research Unit works with university and community partners to promote health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations through research and education about the consequences of adverse childhood experiences and the resulting trauma. Learn more about the Child and Family Research Unit.

Drug Information Center

The only such resource in Washington state, the Drug Information Center (DIC) serves health care professionals and the public by answering critical questions about medications. Learn more about the Drug Information Center.

Hearing and Speech Clinic

The Hearing and Speech Clinic offers screening, evaluation, and rehabilitation for a broad range of communication problems for people of all ages. Learn more about the Hearing and Speech Clinic.

Native American Health Sciences Program

WSU Spokane actively recruits Native American students to health care fields through two programs — a student recruitment and retention program, and a two-week summer institute for Native American high school students. Learn more about Native American programs on campus.

Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning

The Office of Community Engagement & Service Learning cultivates partnerships between community organizations and WSU students, faculty and staff in Spokane and Yakima to create and support service-learning projects and community development. Learn more about the Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning.

WSU Extension in Spokane County

WSU Extension has offices in 39 locations in Washington and collaborates with communities to offer accessible and learner-centered educational programs. Learn more about WSU Extension in Spokane County.

K-12 Education Outreach

MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

MESA is co-sponsored by Eastern Washington University and provides African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and female students with an awareness of the many career opportunities in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science. Learn more about MESA.

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. WSU Spokane has a PLTW program. Learn more about Project Lead The Way on campus.

Upward Bound

This is a federally funded program that helps first-generation, low-income and at-risk high school students in Stevens county to gain the academic skills and motivation they need to be successful in school and life. Learn more about the Upward Bound program.

Business & Economic Development

University Center for Innovation

The Center at WSU Spokane works with university faculty, staff and students as well as individuals and businesses who have ideas they want to develop into businesses. Learn more about the University Center for Innovation.

Small Business Development Center

The Washington Small Business Development Center offices are a partnership between Washington State University, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other higher education institutions and nonprofit economic development organizations. Learn more about the Washington Small Business Development Center.