Georgetown University is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university and we have a deep history of education in the Jesuit tradition. Our commitment to the common good--to engaging productively and positively with our communities locally and globally--is at the heart of this tradition.

The Office of Community Engagement helps to fulfill Georgetown's commitment to the common good in the District of Columbia and the metropolitan region. We support the University’s long-term growth and economic development efforts, including the University's master planning; facilitate and develop relationships with community organizations and local governments; support faculty research and scholarship in our local communities; and strengthen the University’s partnership with our neighbors.

For assistance or more information about the University’s partnerships and community engagement, please reach out to the Community Engagement staff or email


Lauralyn Beattie Lee
Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and Strategic Initiatives

Brenda Atkinson-Willoughby
Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement

Michael Durso
Director of Local Government Affairs

Jamie Scott
Communications Coordinator

Candace Mosely
Special Projects Coordinator

Cory Peterson
Director of Neighborhood Life