Our Hometown Partnership

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Tiger Mar and students in a classroom

Washington, DC is home to diverse and vibrant communities, business innovations, rich cultural endeavors, and decisions that shape our changing world. Engaging with the neighborhoods we call home is the opportunity to learn, share, and grow, and support our community in AU’s tradition of service. Our partnership with DC ranges from work with local schools to chronicling the stories and traditions that are the foundation of our nation’s capital.



American University ranked #17 for Service Learning by U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023



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Empowering Middle Schoolers To Seek Social Justice

Alumnus Myron Long created DC's Social Justice School.
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Helping DC Students Realize Their Potential

Kogod students provide mentorship to eighth graders.
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Humanities Truck Switches Gears to Meet New Need

The truck embodies AU’s commitment to engage with DC.
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