Outreach at UMass Dartmouth
UMass Dartmouth is a powerful catalyst for economic, social, and cultural development in our region and throughout the Commonwealth.
The university invests millions of dollars in programs and facilities and thousands of volunteer hours in our surrounding communities. The university's $20 million research enterprise is focused on issues that are critical to the future of the region, such as
- marine science
- public policy
- math education
- cultures and communities
Building the economy
The office links university knowledge and talent to regional job creation efforts.
The UMass Dartmouth-managed SouthCoast Development Partnership is a regional collaborative to assist businesses looking to expand or relocate in the region.
This state-of-the-art facility, located in Fall River, connects university research and expertise to industry in order to create new jobs and new companies throughout the region.
Serving the community
UMass Dartmouth has received President's Higher Education Community Service honor, for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Through service learning projects, UMass Dartmouth students contribute thousands of hours of service to the surrounding community.
The university's centers focus on a variety of research, educational and community endeavors.
Strengthening the social/cultural fabric
This state-of-the-art facility has enlivened the Whaling City arts community and encouraged the redevelopment of other downtown buildings. It is home to hundreds of artists' studios—offering views of the New Bedford Historical National Park and the Atlantic Ocean—and the University Art Gallery.
The university, in collaboration with Bristol County Savings Bank, hosts an annual family-friendly fireworks display and concert that attracts 20,000 people to the campus.
SHARE, the Society for Human Advancement through Rehabilitation Engineering, is a non-profit foundation that provides custom-designed assistive computer technology to people with disabilities.
UMass Dartmouth-sponsored SouthCoast Compeer is a regional chapter of Compeer International which provides trained volunteer friends and mentors to persons with mental illness.
Supporting the K-20 pipeline
Created to improve the educational attainment level in the SouthCoast region, the UMass Dartmouth-managed Compact is an education partnership of business leaders, area school superintendents, UMass Dartmouth, and Bristol Community College.
CUSP provides high-quality professional learning experiences for beginning and experienced K-12 teachers to strengthen their content knowledge, broaden their teaching practices and curricula, and build leadership skills necessary to improve schools and student achievement.
College Now and START are alternative admissions programs for students who need a non-traditional route to college.
A college preparatory program for disadvantaged students attending New Bedford High School, Westport High School, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School.