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 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. Our $20 million research enterprise is focused on issues that are critical to the future of the region, such as:

  • marine science
  • biotechnology
  • public policy
  • math education
  • cultures and communities

Building the economy

Artist rendering of the Charlton College of Business Pavilion

Office of Economic Development

The office links university knowledge and talent to regional job creation efforts.

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SouthCoast Development Partnership

SouthCoast Development Partnership

The UMass Dartmouth-managed SouthCoast Development Partnership is a regional collaborative to assist businesses looking to expand or relocate in the region.

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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Located in Fall River, this state-of-the-art facility connects university research and expertise to industry in order to create new jobs and new companies throughout the region.

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Serving the community

Campus Sustainability and Residential Initiatives

Campus Sustainability & Residential Initiatives

The Office of Campus Sustainability & Residential Initiatives serves as a catalyst for action, on campus and in the community, to create a sustainable future.

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Leduc Center for Civic Engagement

Leduc Center for Civic Engagement

UMass Dartmouth students contribute thousands of hours of service to the surrounding community. The Leduc Center meets the dual challenges of community need and active student learning.

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University Centers

University Centers

The university's centers focus on a variety of research, educational and community endeavors.

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CVPA Star Store Campus in Downtown New Bedford

Star Store Campus

A modern urban arts complex with studios, galleries, and state-of-the-art equipment, the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Star Store campus in downtown New Bedford is a vital component of the city's emergence as a thriving arts community.

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SHARE Foundation

SHARE Foundation

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.

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Supporting the K-20 pipeline

SouthCoast Education Compact

SouthCoast Education Compact

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.

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College Now/START

College Now/START

College Now and START are alternative admissions programs for students who need a non-traditional route to college.

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Upward Bound

Upward Bound

A college preparatory program for disadvantaged students attending New Bedford High School, Westport High School, and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School. 

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