Welcome to the Community Impact Initiative: A Partnership with the United Way. This three-pronged initiative approaches the partnership between Grand Valley State University and the Heart of West Michigan United Way in a unique and intersectional manner. Titled with a verb, each aspect of the initiative is engineered to engage various stakeholder groups across the University community. 

Experience is geared toward our students.
Volunteer is geared toward students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni.
Give is geared toward faculty, staff, retirees and alumni. 


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Grand Valley State University is dedicated to providing the highest quality experiential learning opportunities for our students. These opportunities, such as internships, equip students with valuable workplace and industry skills learned in real work environments. We are continuously working to develop partnerships and experiential learning opportunities with United Way partner agencies. 

Find more internship opportunities 

United Way works with businesses and nonprofit organizations to address complex challenges in our communities. These partners contribute ideas, volunteer power, in-kind support and more are helping build stronger communities. Throughout the year, Grand Valley partners with these agencies, providing our students with valuable volunteer experiences. 

Find partner agencies

Find community engagement opportunities 


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Thank you for your interest in contributing to the United Way. This year's giving campaign will run from October 12-23, 2020. 

You can contribute to the United Way year round. When you list Grand Valley State University in the employer field your contribution will be counted as part of the University's campaign. 

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Page last modified November 3, 2020