“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us work together.”
— Lilla Watson
Throughout the year the university accepts proposals from the community that seek to partner with university faculty and students to solve authentic community-issues. Our philosophy is that these proposals should be community-driven, meaningful, and multidisciplinary to encourage students to approach problem-solving from multiple perspectives.
These projects should:
- fulfill a need in the community
- help UH Hilo students apply their knowledge to real issues and problems
- connect with a UH Hilo department whose content knowledge is relevant to your project
Submit a Community Proposal Form.
Please contact us for a form with sample responses
Tips in Crafting a Proposal
- Keep the timeline in mind. Faculty will need time in class to teach their content subject matter before jumping into the community project.
- Consider what expertise and experience you or your staff can share with the students. As co-teachers in this venture you will play an important part in preparing students to enter the workforce.
- For Fall 2021 Projects
- Review of proposals begins February 15, 2021
- For Spring & Summer 2022 Projects
- Review of proposals begins September 15, 2021