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Part of the 2014 First in the World (FITW) Program, this University of Minnesota four-year grant, Moving the Dial on Inequality Challenges: Broadening Student Access and Success and Transforming Institutions through Campus-Community Engagement, funds an effort to engage underrepresented and low-income students and bridge campus-community cultural divides by developing deeper partnerships with diverse communities.

This project, run by the Consortium for the Advancement of Underrepresented Student Engagement (CAUSE), targets students at six research universities, developing and implementing enhanced community-based learning experiences within their academic programs to increase academic engagement and sense of belonging.

Each institution shares what they have learned through their work to implement new and refined programming that will serve nearly 9,000 college students, focusing on underrepresented students across six institutions.

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