Civic engagement at DCU has developed a strong national and international profile, widely recognised as a model of best practice.
Under the broad banner of DCU in the community we have developed the following initiatives:
Community Development- in partnership with Dublin City Council and outreach centre in North Dublin.
Student Volunteer – part of a national platform (studentvolunteer.ie) and in partnership with Bank of Ireland.
Continuing Education – an adult education programme based at the DCU All Hallows’s campus in partnership with the School of Policy and Practice (Institute of Education)
Engaged Research – a community knowledge exchange initiative in partnership with DCU Research and Innovation
We also promote two initiatives in the area of social innovation for community and enterprise engagement:
NorDubCo – a think-and-do tank promoting social, economic and civic development across North Dublin, North-South Social Innovation Network – dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and learning across sectors and cross-border.